Due to the heavy volume of applications for Time of Transfer
Evaluations the Department is recommending that applicants
plan for a two (2) week processing time.
Why call or take time to come
into the office
when you can check the status of your permit review
or view a copy of a completed Time of Transfer online.
Time of Transfer Status
(enter your permit, project,
or parcel number)
Completed Time of Transfer Report
your permit, project, or parcel number)
Septic Pumping and
Inspection Record Search
(enter your house number and
street name or parcel number)
Thurston County’s sewage system regulations (Article IV)
have a requirement for the evaluation of Septic
System when the property they serve is sold or
transferred. The requirements were put in place to help
inventory septic systems, and identify and assure the timely
repair of failing septic systems.
Time of Transfer FAQ's
We have tried to answer some of the common questions
regarding this program and the requirements -
Asked Questions. We will
be updating this document with new information periodically,
please check back.
Is an Operational Certificate renewed
during a property sale?
A septic system must be inspected and all septic tank(s)
pumped when property ownership changes, or it must have been
done within one year of the sale.
An inspection and pump out done at the
time of transfer can be used to renew the operational
certificate for the new owner if the system is
functioning properly and permits are in order.
Application and Supporting Documents
Part of this process requires an Industry Professional,
either a certified Pumper, Installer, or Monitoring
Specialist, to inspect the system. The following
documents must be submitted to our office either by mail or
in-person along with the fee.
Click here for the fee schedule
(Near the Bottom of Page 6, Section C-10) [PDF]
[PDF] (can complete on computer, saved and printed)
Where is Information Submitted?
Thurston County Environmental Health
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia WA 98502
Permit Assistance Center (PAC)
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Building 1, 2nd Floor
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday; 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Drop-Off Box Available after
12:30 PM and is located to the left of the PAC doors.
At this time we are unable to accept
applications, fees, and sketch of property documents
electronically. We hope to be able to offer this
feature in the future.