The City is considering a new ordinance that would require all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to have their private sewer laterals inspected by a Qualified Contractor for any defects and any repairs completed prior to the sale of property to meet the city’s standards as specified in the Inspection Form.
The seller of the property would be responsible to have the inspection completed and if the sewer lateral passes the inspection, the Inspection Form and CCTV video would be brought to the City Utility Billing Service Officeto obtain the Certificate of Compliance. If the inspection does not pass, the found damages must be repaired before the property transaction can be completed. Upon repair, a new inspection and new CCTV that passes the city’s standards can be turned in to the Utility Billing Services office to obtain the Certificate of Compliance.
If applicable, a negotiation between the seller and the buyer can be made and the seller can transfer the responsibility to the buyer of the property if agreed upon. A Transfer of Responsibility Form can be completed, and the buyer would then have 180 to complete the repairs. After the repairs are made a new inspection by a Qualified Contractor must be performed.