San Diego Municipal Code 147.04 requires that all buildings, prior to a change in property ownership, be certified as having water-conserving plumbing fixtures in place. All residential, commercial and industrial water customers who receive water service from the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department are affected by this Ordinance.
Who is Responsible?
- The seller/transferor is responsible for ensuring that the property is in compliance, and for filing a Water Conservation Certificate with the City prior to close of escrow.
- The seller provides the $10 filing fee which must be submitted with the Certificate.
- The seller and the buyer may mutually agree to transfer the retrofit responsibility to the buyer. In that case: The seller/transferor must submit a Transfer of Responsibility to Retrofit Certificate (PDF) to the City of San Diego. The buyer/transferor has 90 calendar days to retrofit the plumbing fixtures in the property and 30 days thereafter to file a Water Conservation Certificate (along with a $10 filing fee) (PDF) signifying completion.
- Filing a Water Conservation Certificate is not required for properties that do not receive water service from the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department. Please verify with individual water districts if similar ordinances exists, (i.e., CAL AM [California American], Olivenhain, etc.).
Read more at: http://www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/selling.shtml
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