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Frequently Asked Questions

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Environmental Health

Irrigation Construction

1. Will the Department of Health permit and inspect in the cities also?

This ordinance applies to all areas of the county “Incorporated” or “Unincorporated.”

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2. How long will an approved permit be good for?

Twelve months.

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3. What is the time frame for scheduling an inspection?

Twenty-four hour notice.

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4. Is an inspection and approval by the Department of Health required prior to the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy by any building department?

Yes.

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5. Is there a variance process?

Yes there is an appeal process for any denied applications.

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6. Is there a "hotline" to report unlicensed or un-permitted activities?

Yes you can call any of our field offices.

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7. Can permits be applied for at any environmental health office?

Yes, you can also apply by fax transmittal. if you are a competency card holder you can have a credit card on file and not have to come to the office to apply. Please contact the one of the environmental health offices for further information.

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8. What is required to schedule an inspection?

A copy of the Self-Certification document, and a copy of the Irrigation "As Built" sketch at least 24 hours before desired inspection time.

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9. Who will be issuing the Certificate of Competency Card?

Environmental Health will issue your card. For Certificate of Competency Card assistance, call 386-274-0692.

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10. What rotors and spray heads are currently approved to meet the water wise ordinance?

The only manufacturing criteria is that sprayheads are required to be pressure regulating.

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11. How many inches away from the building foundation must the rotors and or spray heads be located?

All rotors and spray heads must be at least twelve inches from the building foundation.

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12. Should all rotors and spray heads have head-to-head coverage?

Yes.

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13. Is it ok to have some overspray on walks and driveways?

Rotors or spray heads are NOT allowed to spray over any impervious area, including sidewalks, driveways and decks.

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14. Can I hook any type of automatic timing device to my irrigation system?

No. All irrigation control devices must be able to schedule down to one minute run times.

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15. Should the property owner be given a copy of the As Built Sketch and the Self-Certification by the installer?

Yes. All these documents are required to be supplied by the installer as part of the installation process.

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16. Can I have Rotor type and Spray type heads on the same zone?

No you cannot mix different types of sprayers on the same zone. All zones must have matched precipitation rates.

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