Point-of-Sale (Real Estate) Inspections

Point of Sale Inspections of Water and Wastewater Systems

Any 1, 2, or 3-family dwelling within the jurisdiction of Summit County Public Health (SCPH) that is served by a household sewage treatment system and/or a private water system must have an inspection on each system before the property can transfer ownership. Homes with a septic system must have a registered service provider or an SCPH sanitarian conduct the evaluation prior to transfer. Inspections on private water systems must be conducted by a private water system contractor, registered with the Ohio Department of Health, or a SCPH sanitarian.

Sellers who wish to have SCPH perform the point of sale inspection must submit an application for these services. To receive an application by  mail or fax, please call the Environmental Health division at 330-926-5600. You may also download the application from the link below.

Currently SCPH charges $400.00 to inspect the household sewage treatment system and private water system combined, $280.00 to inspect the household sewage treatment system only, and $215.00 to inspect the private water system only. Inspections are performed on a first-come-first-served basis. Inspections are typically performed Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. SCPH usually schedules the inspections within a few days after the application is received.

If a private company is used to conduct the point of sale inspection, registered service providers and private water system contractors will submit copies of inspection reports to the SCPH for review. SCPH will review the report and issue the private company a certificate of review.

For more information about the Point of Sale program, please call 330-926-5600.



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