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Selling Your Home & The Santa Cruz Sewer Ordinance

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What Do I Need to Do Before I Sell My House in Santa Cruz?

Did you know that home sellers have responsibilities to their buyers in Santa Cruz? Some of these involve ensuring that a home’s sewer system is working well so that new owners don’t encounter any problems.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re trying to sell your house in Santa Cruz. At Rosenthal, we would be happy to help you comply with all of the stipulations of the Santa Cruz sewer ordinance!

What is a Sewer Scope?

In order to make sure that your sewer line is in great shape, you have to have it scoped by a licensed plumber before you sell your house. This means that we send a camera down your sewer line. The camera shows us the entirety of the line between your house and the street. This is the portion that you are responsible for keeping in good working order.

We know how to scope your sewer just the way the city specifies. We’ll make sure that your scope has all of the data necessary, then submit it to the city with our comments.

What Do I Do if There’s a Problem?

The city will evaluate your sewer video and let you know if they require you to do any sewer work before you sell the house. If they have requirements, give us a call and we’ll get them done for you fast. We know that you may need to move quickly and we’ll respect your timeline as best we can.

How Do I Submit My Documentation?

When we’ve completed work on your sewer, we’ll get you the documentation you need to prove to the city of Santa Cruz that you fixed all of the problems they noted. You will need to submit this yourself and wait to make sure the work is approved.

If you have any more questions about the sewer ordinance in Santa Cruz and what you need to do before you sell your home, give us a call at Rosenthal today. We’ll get you the answers you need and help you comply with the city’s requests.