Title 5

When Is a Title 5 Septic Inspection Necessary?

Septic Preservation Services have Title 5 Septic Inspections today in Berkley, Dighton, Bridgewater, Taunton, Norton and Rochester, MA. As stated on the Official website of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts:

“Septic system inspections are required
Within 2 years prior to the sale of the property. If weather conditions prevent inspection at the time of a sale, the inspection must take place within 6 months after the sale.
When there is a proposed change to the facility which requires a building or occupancy permit. This does not mean an inspection is required every time a building permit is needed – only when the use of the facility changes (e.g., from residential to commercial) or when a facility expands (e.g., adding a bedroom, enlarging the square footage of an office building, or adding seats to a restaurant).
Unless official records showing location of the system components are available, any change in the footprint of a building also requires an inspection, 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.”

If you require a Title 5 Septic Inspection or if you have any questions about septic systems please do contact our Norton office 877-378-4279 or visit www.septicpreservation.com