Point of Sale (Real Estate) Inspections

Point of Sale (POS) Inspections of Water and Wastewater Systems

Any 1, 2, or 3-family dwelling within the jurisdiction of Summit County Public Health (SCPH) that is served by a Sewage Treatment System (STS) and/or a Private Water System (PWS) must have an inspection on each system before the property can transfer ownership. Homes with a STS must have a registered service provider or a SCPH sanitarian conduct the evaluation prior to transfer. Inspections on a PWS must be conducted by a PWS contractor, registered with the Ohio Department of Health, or a SCPH sanitarian.

List of Registered Point of Sale Inspectors

Applicants who wish to have SCPH perform the point of sale inspection(s) must submit an application for these services. To receive an application by mail or fax, please call the Environmental Health division at 330-926-5600. You may also download the application from the link below.

Point of Sale Application

Currently SCPH charges the following inspection fees:

  • $550.00 to inspect both the household STS and PWS
  • $375.00 to inspect the STS only
  • $175.00 to inspect the PWS only

Inspections are typically performed Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. SCPH usually schedules the inspections within a few days of receiving the application.

If a private company is used to conduct the point of sale inspection(s), registered service providers and private water system contractors will submit copies of the inspection reports to SCPH for review. SCPH will review the report and issue the private company a certificate of review.

For more information about the Point of Sale program, please call 330-926-5600.

Requesting an Exemption:  Please note that there are separate applications to request an exemption from the point-of-sale inspection for sewage treatment systems and private water systems. Be sure to complete the correct form. When requesting an exemption for both systems on a property, both forms must be submitted. 

     Home Sewage Treatment System POS Exemption Application
     Private Water System POS Exemption Application