Retrofit-on-Sale Plumbing Verification

Who can use this service?

Anyone selling a home in the Los Osos Groundwater Basin area or Nipomo Mesa Water Conservation Area is subject to the requirements of the Retrofit-on-Sale Program.

Is there a charge for this service?

The seller is responsible for the costs of any fixtures that need to be replaced prior to sale of the home.

What is the process?

Step 1: Submit Title 8: Retrofit Verification Form

Prior to transfer of title, a Title 8: Retrofit Verification Form must be submitted to the Department of Planning and Building. Parts 1 and 2 must be filled out correctly for the retrofit certificate to be issued.

Step 2: Verify Existing Plumbing Features

Please check the following: 

  • All retrofitted toilets must have a flow rate less than or equal to 1.6 gpf; all retrofitted showerheads must have a flow rate less than or equal to 2.0 gpm; and all retrofitted faucet aerators must have a flow rate equal to 1.0 gpm or less.  
  • If a property contains more than 2 bathrooms, a second Retrofit Verification Form must be submitted with the flow rates of the fixtures for each additional bathroom. 

Please refer to the table in the Fact Sheet (LNG-1026) for details on the replacement requirements.

Step 3: Have Either a Licensed Plumber or Home Inspector Sign

The Title 8: Retrofit Verification Form must be completed and signed by either a licensed plumber or home inspector.

Step 4: Submit Form

The form must be submitted to: [email protected]. Staff will review the information and provide the requestor with a Title 8: Retrofit Certificate via email.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

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