The Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance comes into effect on June 1, 2022, and will require all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings to have their private sewer laterals inspected by a Qualified Plumbing 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 Report (PDF).
This ordinance applies to all properties that are more than 15 years old. If the property completed construction in 2007 or later, this inspection is not required. Starting in 2023, any property constructed in 2008 or later will not be required to complete the inspection. The exemption date will be annually updated following this pattern.
Process Prior to Sale
The seller of the property is responsible to have the inspection completed by a Qualified Plumbing Contractor. A qualified plumber meets the following criteria: