Town of Ipswich, MA
Essex County
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[Adopted 10-21-1996, approved by Attorney General 12-9-1996 (Ch. XV, § 15, of the 1973 Bylaws)]
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Editor’s Note: Former §§ 220-6 through 220-8 of this article were renumbered as §§ 220-18 through 220-20, respectively, by 5-9-2017 ATM Art. 11, approved by Attorney General 8-29-2017.
No person shall cause or permit the transfer of any occupied real property for which the sanitary sewer is available by gravity without first having obtained from the Town a certificate of compliance that the premises are properly connected to the sanitary sewer system and there is no condition which permits the introduction of any groundwater and/or surface water to the public sanitary sewer ("infiltration/inflow conditions"). A person intending to transfer any occupied real property shall request such certificate as part of the lien certificate application process, and the Town shall conduct an inspection and issue a certificate of compliance (or noncompliance) within 14 days.
If an applicant wishes to transfer any real property for which sewer is available, but which is not in compliance either by failure to have connected to the sewer or by failure to have eliminated infiltration/inflow conditions, (s)he shall hold in escrow an amount sufficient to cover the costs for making the required correction(s) based on a detailed and reliable estimate from a licensed plumber or drain layer, and shall file with the lien certificate application a statement from the real estate closing agent that 110% of the costs of making such corrections shall be held in an escrow account until the Town issues a certificate of compliance.
The Select Board shall establish regulations for the administration and enforcement of this bylaw.