Real Estate Certification: Well and Septic
The Clark County Combined Health District conducts inspections of sewage disposal systems and private water systems, on request, for the purposes of real estate transfers and refinancing. These inspections are sometimes required by the lender or may be requested by the buyer or seller. There is no law requiring an inspection of these systems by the local health district in order to sell a house.
Private water system inspections include a bacterial sample for determination of potable water and a sanitary survey of the system and surroundings.
Sewage disposal system inspections include a sanitary survey of the system and a pumping report review. If a septic tank is present at the property, it must be pumped by a registered pumper who is approved by our office to submit pumping reports for real estate inspection purposes and a pumping report must be submitted to this Health District. If a discharging sewage system is present at the property, it must be pumped by a registered pumper and serviced by a service provider approved to submit reports for real estate inspection purposes. Please note that pumping and servicing must be performed after the Health District has completed the inspection and must be arranged and paid for by the buyer or seller.