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.

OSSF Maintenance Providers & Installers (TCEQ) - Search Instructions

To find a maintenance provider

  • Click on the link provided
  • Click on Search
  • Click on Group Search Criteria,
  • For Program, find ON SITE SEWAGE FACILITY LICENSING in the pull down menu
  • For License or Registration type, find OSSF MAINTENANCE PROVIDER on the pull down menu
  • For County, type in Harris and/or Montgomery. (most of Montgomery County Maintenance Companies do work in Harris County)
  • Click on FIND.

There are several pages of maintenance providers. You will need to click on each provider to get the phone number. The TCEQ no longer registers the companies just the individual providers.

 To find an installer

  • Go to the same link
  • Click on Group Search Criteria
  • Program: On site sewage facility licensing
  • Type and level: Installer II
  • County: Harris or Montgomery
  • Click on Search
  • The list will pull up
  • Click on an individual name and the phone number will pull up.


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@eng.hctx.net