Arizona Property Transfer regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Arizona Property Transfer: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Environmental liens: Arizona Revised Statutes (AZ Rev. Stat.) 49-295

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Prospective purchaser agreements (PPAs) for remedial actions: AZ Rev. Stat. 49-285.01

Soil remediation: AZ Rev. Stat. 33-434-.01

On-site wastewater facilities: Arizona Administrative Code Rules (AZ Admin. Code R) 18-9-A316

Biosolids: AZ Admin. Code R 18-9-1003

Water supply: AZ Admin. Code R 12-15-701 to 12-15-730

Regulatory Agencies

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Arizona does not have a property transfer law that requires DEQ to certify the condition of property before a real estate transfer may take place. However, Arizona does have rules that require hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) owners and operators to disclose certain information about the facility when it is closed. 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.

The state has also established property transfer requirements for on-site wastewater treatment facilities, sites where biosolids application has occurred, and sites where soil has been remediated. Developers of certain subdivisions must meet the requirements of the state water supply programs in order to market and sell such properties.

Administration and enforcement. ADEQ administers and enforces the property transfer requirements for TSDFs, on-site wastewater treatment facilities, biosolids application sites, and ...


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Arizona Property Transfer Resources

Type Title
Forms Well Disclosure Certificate
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