Sewer Lateral Compliance Ordinance
What is a lateral?
The "Lateral,” “building sewer,” or “service lateral” is the sewer pipeline conveying wastewater from the premises of a user to the City’s sewer system.
In the Richmond Municipal Sewer
This compounds the City's effort to maintain and control the publically owned collection system and increases the
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Starting August 25,
The ordinance is applicable to parcels serviced by the Richmond Municipal District.
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In order to verify the sewer lateral is compliant with the RMC §12.17 ordinance and apply for a Certificate of Lateral Compliance (
Close of Escrow Requirement:
If the property is closing escrow, the buyer and seller need to agree who will take responsibility for the sewer lateral ordinance compliance.
- An addendum must be written showing the information provided below and signed by both buyer(s) and seller(s).
- Name(s), address, email, and telephone number of the party taking responsibility of RMC §12.17.
- The sewer lateral must be compliant within 60 days after
- A copy of the signed addendum must be emailed or fax to our department.
COLC issued March 2008 to presentCOLC issued from August 2006 to March 2008 Claims for damaged laterals:
Complete a claim form explaining how your lateral was damage at the expense of the City and submit it and any receipts to the City Clerk's office.
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