470 Center St., Building 8
Chardon, Ohio 44024
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hours subject to change.
The office is closed to the general public but can be reached by phone.
The For Sale of Property Regulation is a portion of Geauga Public Health supplemental HSTS regulations. The For Sale of Property Regulations protect home purchasers and the community from failures in private sewage systems. The regulation requires home sellers that have existing household sewage systems have the system inspected by a Geauga Public Health Registered Sanitarian during the selling process to ensure proper operation of the system. This only applies to private household sewage systems, not homes that convey sewage to a central wastewater treatment plant.
You can review the For Sale of Property Regulations and the property checklist. The Application and Waiver Form must be signed by the homeowner and submitted with payment to Geauga Public Health. Some frequently asked questions are answered here. Prior to the inspection some of the components of the existing septic system need to be uncovered. Here is a diagram to assist in uncovering components of the septic tank.
OAC Chapter 3701-29 Household Sewage Treatment Systems
For Sale of Property Regulations
For Sale of Property Checklist
For Sale of Property Application and Waiver Form
For Sale of Property Septic Tank Component Uncovered for an Inspection
Sewage Effluent Sample Well
Services rendered by Geauga Public Health are subject to fees. Please refer to our current fee posted separately on the website.