Title 5 Inspections
About Title 5
If you are selling your house or changing the usage of (i.e. putting an addition on) your Massachusetts home and you don’t have city sewer service, you need a Title Five (Title 5) Certification for your septic system.
Podgurski’s contracting partners will provide this certification after a septic inspection deems that the system doesn’t meet failure criteria as outlined in Title 5 CMR 310 15.000. The purpose of Title 5 of the Massachusetts Environmental Code is to provide for the protection of public health, safety, welfare, and the environment by requiring the proper siting, construction upgrade, and maintenance of on-site sewage disposal systems and appropriate means for the transport and disposal of septage.
Preparing for your Title 5 Septic Inspection
- Water usage records for the last two years (where available)
- Septic pumping records
- As built drawings from town hall
- Some inspectors require that you locate and uncover system components (tank manholes, distribution boxes, etc.) while others include this service, make sure you ask!
- Cesspool owners must schedule a septic pump out for when the inspection will take place
- Do not have the tank pumped within two weeks of your inspection