Utility Inspections at Property Sale
COMBINED FORMS AND INSPECTION FAILURE CRITERIA
As of November 23, 2022, the forms for the Private Sewer Lateral and Water Conservation Ordinances (Utility Inspections at Property Sale) have been combined into one form for each.
Old versions of the inspection forms will be accepted until January 1, 2023.
As of June 1, 2022, two new inspections and retrofits and/or repairs are required prior to property sale. These requirements were adopted through the Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance (PDF)Water Conservation Ordinance (PDF). These ordinances help our community conserve water, protect local creeks, and prevent sewer overflows.
In parallel with this ordinance, the City continues its commitment to the health and safety of our community and is working diligently on the public sewer lines.
See Exemption form for potential exemptions.
Below are the required forms to receive Certificates of Compliance before property sale. Please follow the process outlined in the Point of Sale Flow Chart (PDF) and use the forms listed below.
- Utility Inspections at Property Sale Inspection Report (PDF)
- Exemption form for Utility Inspections at Property Sale (PDF)
- Transfer of Responsibility to Repair and/or Retrofit (PDF)
To learn how to apply for private sewer lateral repair/replacement financial assistance program, please visit our Grant webpage.
Qualified Contractors/Licensed Plumbers
Private Sewer Lateral - Qualified Contractors
To prevent inflow and infiltration of storm water and sewer overflows, private sewer lateral lines for all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings will need to be inspected by a Qualified Plumbing Contractor (PDF).
Water Conservation - Licensed Plumbers
To conserve water for all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings plumbing fixtures (toilets, showerheads, and urinals) will need to be inspected by a Licensed Plumbing Contractor.
|Private Sewer Lateral (see below)||Water Conservation (see below)|
|State Licensed with California (C-36)||State Licensed with California (C-36)|
|Morgan Hill Business License||Morgan Hill Business License|
If deficiencies are found, repairs must be made to meet the City's standards prior to the sale of private property.
Please see the current list of Qualified Contractor's (PDF) for the Private Sewer Lateral Inspection. If you are a plumber and meet the three requirements above, please contact PSL.WC@morganhill.ca.gov to be added to the Qualified Contractor's List.
Ready to turn on water service?
Go to the Utility Billing Division and follow their "Start residential water service" form and provide:
- Certificates of Compliance for Private Sewer Lateral and Water Conservation; AND/OR
- Exemption Form for Utility Inspections at Property Sale; OR
- Transfer of Responsibility Form for Utility Inspections at Property Sale
Need to make repairs to the PSL?
Contact the Building Department to ensure all appropriate permits are pulled:
- For repairs on private property - Plumbing Permit
- For repairs in the public right of way (sidewalk, street) - Encroachment Permit