On-site Sewage Facilities (Septic Systems)

The City of Harker Heights contracts with the Bell County Health District on all matters related to septic systems. Current law requires that a lot have a minimum size of one-half acre if a septic system will be utilized. The City requires that all lot plot plans, on which a septic system will be installed, be approved by the Bell County Health District prior to a City permit being issued. Bell County Health District must inspect the lot prior to any construction work on the lot, to include basic house layout work (batter boards). Failure to consult with the Bell County Health District may result in higher permit fees and also increases the risk of financial loss from premature construction work. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provides information concerning on-site sewage facilities at the following link:


Bell County Health District Contact Number: (254) 771-2106