When do I need a Title 5 Inspections?

According to Title 5 regulations, all subsurface disposal systems must be inspected by a state-licensed inspector under the following conditions:

  • If there is a change in use, i.e., a single family residence is converted to a shelter or to a business
  • If there is an increase in design flow, such as adding a bedroom
  • Whenever real estate is sold

A Title 5 Inspection report is good for 2 years.  If accompanied by pumping records showing the system has been pumped at least once a year since the last inspection, a title 5 inspection is valid for 3 years.

If you have any questions about the need for an inspection, please contact the Health Department at 508-261-7366.

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1. When do I need a Title 5 Inspections?
2. What happens if my waste disposal system fails inspection?
3. If my system fails, am I required to connect to the sewer system?
4. Does the Board of Health do Title Five Inspections for homeowners?