Point of Sale

Point of Sale (POS) Program
In Summit County, any residential home that has a sewage treatment system (STS) or a private water system (PWS) is required to have an inspection prior to the transfer of the property. A registered contractor must be hired to evaluate the system(s). Please see the list of registered private contractors available on this page. The results of the inspection will not prevent a property from transferring. If significant issues are noted, SCPH will follow-up with the current owner to verify that the systems are not causing a public health nuisance.

What to expect during inspection
Make sure that there is access to the septic tank lids. If buried, lids will need to be uncovered prior to the inspection. The inspection will take approximately 1-2 hours and the inspector will need access inside the home. The inspector will run water to test the flow rate of the PWS, as well as the functionality of the STS.  The inspector will need to have a lockbox code for the property or someone available to let them inside. DO NOT PUMP TANKS PRIOR TO INSPECTION.
***Inspections must still be conducted if the property is vacant and/or does not have running water***

Certain properties may be exempt from getting a POS inspection. All requests must be submitted by the buyer. The following situations may qualify for an exemption:  

  • The STS or PWS had a POS inspection completed within the last two years
  • The STS or PWS has been replaced within the last two years
  • The buyer will abandon the STS/PWS and replace/connect to city water/sewer within 6 months
  • If the property is exempt from the conveyance fee through the Summit County Fiscal Office

An exemption application must be submitted for review. Please send completed application(s) to wqpos@schd.org

Private Point of Sale Inspections
When a private company completes the inspection, they will submit the inspection report to SCPH for review. SCPH will complete the review within 3 business days and will issue a Certificate of Transfer. To access our online records, please use the link below.

Click here to access online records.


Submit an Application     Our office hours are 8am - 4pm;  Monday - Friday. A fee will apply on all credit card transactions.

Drop off:

Drop off application at 1867 W. Market St., Akron. Environmental Health is located in Building C (drive to the back of the parking lot). Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.

Mail In:

Mail application along with payment (cash or check) to: 1867 W. Market St., Akron OH 44313


Email application to ehpayments@schd.org. Once application has been emailed, call 330.926.5600 to pay over the phone by credit card.