Time of Transfer Groundwater Inspection Law

Property Transfers Require Groundwater Inspections

The Iowa "Time of Transfer" inspection requirement became effective July 1, 2009. Information on the requirements for inspections can be found within Chapter 69, Private Sewage Disposal Systems, specifically Sec. 567-69.2 (455.B).

All properties that are going to be sold and / or transferred that include a private wastewater treatment and / or water supply must have these facilities inspected by the Story County Health Department or a certified inspector licensed by the Iowa DNR, and any deficiencies addressed before the sale / transfer takes place. The inspections and statements must be recorded with the Story County Recorders Office at the time of legal transfer.

New Forms for Property Transfers

Effective July 1, 2009, the State of Iowa requires the following reports, if applicable, to be recorded with this office at the time of property transfer.

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