What does this regulation require?

Regulation Requirements

  • The inspection and evaluation of septic systems and/or wells before residential property changes ownership.
  • Inspections to be performed by private sector inspectors who are certified by the County (PDF). (Note: Inspection fees are set by individual inspectors.)
  • Inspection reports to be filed with the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division. These reports include:
    • A description of the water supply and septic system construction
    • A summary of functional status
    • Recommendations
  • The County to generate a written notice either authorizing the transfer of property or requiring corrections. Authorization must be issued before the deed can be transferred.
  • Corrective action plans to be submitted within 30 days in cases of non-conformance.
  • All necessary corrections to be completed within 180 days.

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1. When did this program start?
2. What does this regulation require?
3. Why do we need this program?
4. What does this mean to homeowners who want to sell their property?
5. Must all systems be brought up to current standards?
6. Are there any exceptions to this regulation?
7. Does this program delay home sales?
8. How can I sell a house before repairs are completed?
9. How are these inspections accomplished?
10. What does this program cost?
11. When can I expect the results?