Welcome to the Wastewater Section

The Wastewater Section reviews plans and issues permits for On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSFs) in unincorporated Harris County and reviews plan sets for Wastewater Treatment Plants in unincorporated Harris County. The permitting process also involves site inspections to ensure proper installation of OSSFs. Inspectors from this office also respond to citizen complaints concerning failing or overflowing OSSFs. Enforcement of Violations of State laws applicable to OSSFs generally takes place as misdemeanor violations handled in the Justice of the Peace Courts. Larger, more egregious cases can be sent to the County Attorneys Office for Civil Prosecution.

Regulations, Standards & Details

OSSF Permit

OSSF Maintenance Providers & Installers Search (TCEQ)

Information on an OSSF Permit

Request for Inspection

Hit the PLUS symbol (+), over to the left, to get more options.

Contact Information

OSSF Permitting / WWTP Express Review Manager:
Raymond Beckford


Environmental Inspections Chief Inspector:
James Walls


10555 Northwest Freeway
Suite 120
Houston, Texas 77092

Fax:        713-437-4242
Email:     wastewater@hcpid.org


Permits Personnel Directory


Jesse Morales - Manager



Shawn Sturhan - Assistant Manager



10555 Northwest Freeway
Office Suite 120
Houston, Texas 77092


Days: Monday - Friday (Except Holidays)

Hours: 7:30 to 4:00 pm


2018 Holiday Office Closures

Monday, December 24th &
Tuesday, December 25th


Normal Lobby Hours will resume
on the next business day.


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