Mississippi Property Transfer: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Landfills: Mississippi Nonhazardous Solid Waste Management Regulations, Mississippi Administrative Code Part 4, Chapter 1 (11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1), Rule 1.4.E

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Land application of sewage sludge: 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 4, Ch. 1, Rule 1.8

Solid waste and property rights: Mississippi Code Annotated (MS Code Ann.) 17-17-37

Regulatory Agencies

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Pollution Control

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Mississippi has no property transfer law that requires DEQ to certify the condition of property before a real estate transfer may take place. However, Mississippi does have rules, adopting federal regulations, that require hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners and operators to record in the appropriate land records certain information about the facility when it is closed. Closure rules for hazardous waste TSDFs are covered in the national and state sections CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS.

This information is available for public review and is intended to help answer questions from future property buyers about the history of a particular piece of property. A careful title examination may reveal recordings required by other state laws and regulations concerning the environmental condition of a property.

Mississippi also has established property transfer requirements for solid waste landfills and the land application of sewage sludge.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ enforces the closure rules in Mississippi, while ...

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State Requirements

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Mississippi Property Transfer Resources

Forms Well Disclosure Certificate

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