Effective October 11th, 2011, all sellers of properties with on-site wastewater systems (septic systems), except for agricultural exempted properties, must have their on-site wastewater system inspected by a South Dakota DENR Certified Wastewater Installer. The installer must be licensed with Meade County, and the tank must be pumped at or within 6 months of the closing date of the sale. A written inspection report must be completed by this inspector and a copy must be filed with the Equalization/Planning Department. Properties classified for property tax purposes as agricultural land and which are intended for primarily agricultural use, are exempt from this requirement.
The form to be filed may be downloaded here: Time of Sale Inspection Form