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Jim Wells County Safety & Inspection Department 

Emede Gonzalez, Safety Officer

Sylvia Ramirez, OSSF DR/Secretary

Phone: 361-668-1018, Press 8
Fax: 361-668-1653

Mailing Address:
200 N. Almond Street, Ste. B-109
Alice, Texas 78332

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Inspection Hours:
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

OSSF Assistance Program
Outreach Night

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the Nueces River Authority will provide a 2-hour workshop at the Jim Wells County Fairground - 3001 S. Johnson St., Alice TX 78332, regarding septic system design, installation, operation and maintenance.  The Nueces River Authority staff will distribute education materials about the needs of a proper septic system function and its connection with the health of our watersheds.

  The Project Manager will provide an update of the program and explain the application process. 

For questions, please contact Javier Ramirez at 361-653-2110 or at

Attachment: OSSF Outreach Night.pdf

About the Office

The safety department works with other inter-departments which include the following:

  • Employee Safety (Loss Control)
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security
  • D O T Anti-Drug Program
  • Vector Control
  • On-Site Sewage Facilities Program
    • Sylvia Ramirez License #: OS00XXX26 Expiration Date: 02/28/2024

On-Site Sewage Facilities Program

Permitting, maintenance, and construction requirements for on-site sewage facilities (septic systems).  Information about how to make a complaint related to these facilities.

OSSF Resolution (Click here to download)

OSSF Notice of Appeal (Click here to download)

OSSF Permit Application (Click here to download)

OSSF Installers List by County (Click here to download) - Updated on November 13, 2023

Subdivision Rules & Regulation Guidelines (Click here to download) - Updated on February 8th, 2016

The OSSF Permit Fee is $260.00

Make check or money order payable to: Jim Wells County OSSF.

Links and Resources

OSSF Announcement - Attend the Homeowner Maintenance of Systems Course (Click here to download)

Jim Wells County OSSF Newsletter - July 2016 (Click here to download)

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

United States Environmental Protection Agency


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