OSSF Permitting

The Environmental Health Division of the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District permits New and Existing On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF) in Wichita County and the city leased lake lots at Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo. Designated Representatives begin the permitting process of a New OSSF before it is even constructed. Existing OSSFs are permitted during the selling of a property with an OSSF (Letter to Homeowners and Real Estate Agents).

General Requirements to start OSSF process:

  • The type of soil and site condition must be documented by a Licensed Site Evaluator or Professional Engineer.
  • Upon analysis of Site Evaluator, new system is selected based upon type of soil at the location.
  • Permit and Application fees are paid at the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health District.
  • All paperwork for the system must be submitted and approved by the governing body of the Health District.
  • Once authorization to construct is issued, system must be installed according to Title 30 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 285, On-Site Sewage Facilities.
  • After system is complete, a governing entity must go out and inspect the system to make sure it was installed correctly.
  • If and only if the system was installed according to Chapter 285, the OSSF permit be issued.

For more information, please visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) website: https://www.tceq.texas.gov/permitting/ossf

To file a complaint on an On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF), please email WFEnvironmentalHealth@wichitafallstx.gov or call 940-761-7820.

Adjacent Jurisdictions

Clay County:

Phillip Jackson 



Archer County:

Sam Bounds 



Pleasant Valley:

Sam Bounds