Iowa Code requires certain private sewage disposal system related inspections to be conducted when certain property is sold or transferred. The code authorizes the Department to oversee this new provision and is compatible with the goal to prevent, abate, or control water pollution including the regulation of private sewage disposal systems for the protection of the environment and the public health and safety of the citizens of the state.

A Time of Transfer Report must be completed by a certified inspector. This report will then need to be submitted to the Dubuque County Health Department and the DNR by the certified inspector.