Tennessee Property Transfer: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) deed notations: Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee (Rule) Rule 0400-12-01-.06

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Solid waste notifications: Rule 0400-11-01-.04

State environmental liens: Tennessee Hazardous Waste Management Act, Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) 68-212-206 and TCA 68-212-209

Land use restrictions: TCA 68-212-225

Indicia of ownership: TCA 68-212-400 to 68-212-407

Regulatory Agency

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Tennessee does not have a specific property transfer law, but there are notification requirements for active and inactive hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), solid waste facilities, underground storage tank sites, and those operations that currently have an air or water discharge permit. See the state sections TSDF PERMITS and UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for more details on these requirements.

Tennessee has specific indicia of ownership standards and can place a lien on property to recover its expenses for certain environmental cleanups.

Administration and enforcement. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Management enforces the TSDF closure and solid waste requirements in Tennessee.

State Requirements


Rule 0400-12-01-.06

The TSDF owner or operator must place a permanent notation on the deed to the facility property, or on some other instrument usually examined during a title search, which ...

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Tennessee Property Transfer Resources

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