On February 5, 2008, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance that affects transactions of every property in unincorporated areas of the county on which there is a building constructed before January 1, 1993.
The purpose of the ordinance is to require that all plumbing fixtures on the property be certified as "low-flow" or water-conserving fixtures before the buyer of the property can receive water service. If a qualifying property does not contain low-flow fixtures, then the fixtures must be replaced or retrofitted to be low-flow (hence, the term "retrofit at resale"). This ordinance becomes effective for residential properties on June 1, 2008, and for commercial properties, including apartments, on January 1, 2009.
Georgia Association of REALTORS® attorney Seth Weissman has prepared a white paper explaining the ordinance, and the GAR Forms Committee has developed a disclosure exhibit that can be used by agents involved in a transaction in DeKalb County. DeKalb County has also promulgated several forms.
Click here to download the GAR white paper.
Click here to download the GAR disclosure exhibit.
Click here to download the exemption form promulgated by DeKalb County.
Click here to download the Certificate of Compliance promulgated by DeKalb County.
Click here to download the DeKalb County Water and Sewer Service Application.