Health Department statistics show that there are 530 commercially zoned properties using septic tanks within the boundaries of the Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Fund target area (north of I-10 and west of U.S. 17/Main Street, also including the downtown area, Springfield and Panama Park). Legislation adopted by Jacksonville City Council (ORD 2018-196) appropriates funding from the Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Fund to provide grants to the owners of commercial properties in that area with failing septic tanks to repair, or remove their failing systems and/or be connected to JEA’s sewer system. Septic tank failure is determined by the Health Department or identified by a septic tank contractor, certified plumber, or other qualified person identified by the Florida Administrative Code. The grant criteria require that the property in question not have any pending zoning or building code violations, pending liens, unpaid taxes, or environmental contamination in order to be eligible.

Location
The subject property must be located within the Northwest Jacksonville Economic Development Fund Boundary.  Click here to view the map. 

Forms
Failing Non-Residential Septic Grant Brochure
Failing Non-Residential Septic Grant Process
Failing Non-Residential Septic Grant Application
Department of Health Form 4015

Program Contact
For more information about the program, please contact Daphne Colbert with the Office of Economic Development at septicgrant@coj.net or (904) 630-7117.

Partner Contacts
Florida Department of Health: Scott Turner, Scott.Turner@flhealth.gov or (904) 253-2422
City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division:Tree Kilbourn, tkilbour@coj.net or (904) 255-7115
JEA: Molly Price, (904) 665-7710