Info on Time of Transfer Inspections
What is a Time of Transfer Inspection?
The Iowa DNR requires a Time of Transfer (TOT) Inspection done before the title of a property with an onsite waster disposal system can be transferred.
Iowa’s TOT septic system inspection law (SF261) was passed by the Iowa legislature in April of 2008 and took effect July 1, 2009. The new law requires that every home/building served by a septic system have that septic system inspected prior to the sale or deed transfer for the home/building.
Time of Transfer inspection does not guarantee a pass or fail, it simply reports system status to the administrative authority.
Why do I need one?
The purpose of the law is to eliminate sub-standard or polluting septic systems. A sub-standard septic system is one that has no treatment (secondary treatment) following the septic tank or has a secondary treatment system that has failed. These sub-standard septic systems pose an environmental and public health hazard and require repair.
Keeping Iowa Beautiful and Clean
Not only does a poorly functioning septic system pose a risk to our family’s health and safety, it can cause many more problems to the environment over time. It’s very important that we all do our part to maintain our highly productive soil and protect our critical waterways. When we accept the responsibility of land stewardship and maintaining our septic systems, we are making sure future Iowans can experience the same high quality of life that past generations have enjoyed in our state.
Bob’s Septic is the only company in Central Iowa that can perform a TOT inspection and tank pumping in the same visit. Time of Transfer inspection does not guarantee a pass or fail, it simply reports system status to the administrative authority.
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