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In accordance with Ordinance 2020-11 a transfer certificate is required on any change of ownership or possession of residential or commercial buildings.
It is your responsibility to read through both the Ordinance and Checklist. Should you have any questions please see the Building Department Clerk.
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OPTION 1: Fix all violations and close within 90 days of inspection
OPTION 2: Sell the property "as-is"
If Selling Property
The CURRENT owner must request a final water bill once all violations are in compliance and there is a closing date scheduled and must be paid prior to closing. Please note: Water services will be disconnected on the same day as scheduled closing.
After the closing, the new owner must come in to the water department to establish new water service by completing a Water Service Application (PDF) and must provide ownership (copy of deed) along with copy of state issued ID card. Starting water service requires a deposit.
If Selling As-Is
If the property is sold “As-Is,” the CURRENT owner must request a final water bill once a closing date has been scheduled and must be paid prior to closing. Please note: Water services will be disconnected the same day as the scheduled closing.
At this point, the new owner must have a signed Buyer's Closing Affidavit. The new owner must contact the Water Department at (708) 755-1880 to discuss temporary water service options as each situation varies depending on the extent of open violations. A Conditional Transfer Certificate may be granted “temporary water service” as work is being performed but, ONLY after all proper permits are issued. The property cannot be occupied until all violations are corrected.