INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING A
REPORT OF INSPECTION
FOR AN ON
SITE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY
Any person selling or transferring ownership of a
Qualified Inspector inspects facility
property served by an on-site wastewater treatment
within 6 months before property transfer
facility (including a conventional septic tank system or
and alternative on-site wastewater treatment facility)
must retain a qualified Inspector to inspect the facility
Inspector completes Report of Inspection
within six months prior to transferring ownership of the
and gives to Seller
property, (Arizona Administrative Code, A.A.C. R18-9-
A316). See Figure 1.
Prior to property transfer, Seller gives Report of
An inspector that is qualified under A.A.C. R18-9-
Inspection to Buyer with any other facility
documentation in Seller’s possession
A316, must complete the attached Report of Inspection
form, and provide it to the seller as required by the
Code. If there is more than one on-site system in use
on the property, the Inspector shall complete a Report
Buyer submits Notice of Transfer form
of Inspection form for each system.
with fee to applicable agency
within 15 days after date of property transfer
Before the transfer date (closing date) of the property,
Figure 1. Flowchart of Notice of Transfer Process.
the seller shall provide the buyer with the completed
Report of Inspection form and any other documents in their possession that relate to the permitting or operation
and maintenance of the septic tanks systems or alternative on-site wastewater treatment facility. DO NOT
submit this Report of Inspection form to ADEQ or the local county permitting agency. The Buyer retains
this form after receiving it from the Seller.
Within 15 calendar days after the date of property transfer, the Buyer shall submit a complete Notice of Transfer
form ( ) for the change of ownership, and file
it with the applicable agency indicated in the Notice of Transfer instructions. Information from this Report of
Inspection form is needed to fill out the Notice of Transfer that must be submitted by the Buyer.
Effective February 2, 2007, you may be able to file your Notice of Transfer online. Go to the ADEQ web
site at for further information regarding
Qualified inspectors are required to completely and accurately fill out this form to the best of their knowledge.
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