Title 5 Inspections For Property Owners Who Are Selling

Septic Preservation Services regularly provide Title 5 Septic Inspections to property owners who are selling and need to have their septic system inspected before a property transfer can take place. Today we have Title 5 inspections for customers in Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanover, Scituate, Marshfield and Canton MA. In Massachusetts a septic inspection is required in the following instances:

  • Within 2 years before a sale. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months afterward.
  • When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit.
  • Any change in the footprint of a building, to make sure that new building construction will not take place on top of any system components or on the system’s reserve area.
  • For large systems with a design flow of 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per day or more at full build-out, on the basin schedule shown in 310 CMR 15.301(6), and every five years thereafter.
  • Every 3 years for shared systems.
  • When the property is divided, or ownership of 2 or more properties is combined.
  • When MassDEP or the local Board of Health orders an inspection

For more information see: https://www.mass.gov/guides/buying-or-selling-property-with-a-septic-system

What is worth noting is that your inspection, once done, is valid for 2 years so ideally we would recommend that if you are selling a property with a septic system that you have the Title 5 inspection done as soon as possible. This way if it does unearth any problems you can have them fixed when it wont cause problematic delays. When you have a valid septic inspection which your system has passed that is just one more positive for your property for potential buyers. If you need to schedule a septic inspection or if you have questions about Title 5 inspections or septic systems please do contact us at our Norton Office on 877-378-4279 or visit http://www.septicpreservation.com