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(A) Baseline inspection required prior to sale. A baseline inspection using SCDHEC approved inspectors and FBDPW inspection forms is required prior to the sale of any property with a septic system. The inspection shall take place no earlier than 60 days prior to the sale of any ownership interest in property. In the event that the inspection does not occur as specified prior to the sale, an inspection must be completed within 30 days of the water transfer.
(B) Baseline inspection after failure and repair. Properties with a septic system that has been repaired after notification of failure by the city are required to have a baseline inspection using SCDHEC approved inspectors and FBDPW inspection forms. The inspection shall take place no later than 60 days after the repair to the system is complete.
(C) Baseline inspections for short term rentals. A baseline inspection using SCDHEC approved inspectors and FBDPW inspection forms is required annually for any property used for short term rentals.
(D) Copies of inspections required. The inspector shall give a copy of the completed inspection report to the occupant, to the property owner, and to the city. A copy of the inspection report, signed by the pumper, must be submitted to the city within ten business days of the inspection. For sale of property, a copy of the report also shall be provided to the city.
(Ord. 11-19, passed 4-9-19)