Boulder County Septic System Regulations

Boulder septic systems continue to be hot topics in the county.

There have been many questions about the Boulder County rules regarding septic systems, and how things need to proceed when there’s a sale of a home in Boulder county which has a septic system, in lieu of a home connected to a community-based sewer system.

Boulder county enacted some new rules not too long ago, which require a seller of a home with a septic system to take certain steps to follow the guidelines and legally transfer the sale of their home to a buyer.

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Most of what you’ll need to know is available at the Boulder county website about the septic smart program.

One of the regulations includes a mandate that the county has to approve all existing septic systems.

Here’s a quote from the septic smart website:

Septic System Approval

The deadline for approval of septic systems is December 31, 2023. BCPH anticipates that most residents will have received approval of their system  before this deadline in order to ensure protection of our waters.

Much of the concern seems to be centered around groundwater contamination due to unapproved, aging, and failing septic systems.

I think it’s also helpful to home buyers that the onus is on the seller to follow the septic smart boulder county guidelines and provide certification that they septic system on the home they are selling is inspected, approved and certified for safe operation for a potential home buyer.

What do you think?

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of the Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide, The Boulder Condo Guide, and The Home Buyer’s Handbook.

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One Response to “Boulder County Septic System Regulations”

  1. Steven Beam on September 29th, 2011 10:33 am

    We just had major changes in Arapahoe & Douglas Counties. We now have to get a “Use Permit” for all septic tanks when the property is transferred. The cost is about $95 but you also have to get the septic pumped and inspected which costs an additional est. $275. I realize it’s more revenue for the county but it can add a few extra days to transactions.

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