Septic Smart for Real Estate Transactions

Septic Smart for Real Estate Transactions

A new requirement for real estate transactions this year is to use a new septic addendum in all real estate transactions starting January 1, 2015.  If a home is connected to a septic, cesspool, or seepage pit, ie any residence that is not connected to a sewer system, state law is requiring buyers and sellers use this form in writing their earnest money agreement. Septic Smart Fact Sheet

This all stems from a new program that is called Septic Smart and was developed by DEQ, the Department of Environmental Quality. Septic Smart provides information to the public about septic systems and how they work. It also provides names of DEQ certified septic inspectors who provide existing system reviews.

Buyer Brochure. 

Seller Brochure.

Guide to frequently asked questions about the Septic Smart program.

System evaluation form created by DEQ.

If you have any questions about the program requirements there are many online sources on the Septic Smart web site.  

Contact Information

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Liz Warren
Merit Properties Group - Keller Williams Realty PDX Central
Box 131
Welches OR 97067
Direct: 503-705-3090