Barry, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties have in place a Point of Sale (POS) program.  The Counties encourage sellers to have well and/or septic systems inspected when the property is placed on the market for sale.  Ingham and Shiawassee County Sanitary Codes require arsenic testing of the water in addition to the standard tests for coliform (bacteria) and Nitrates.  The following are items are the owner/sellers responsibility.  Do not schedule inspections until all utilities are on, including running water from all faucets and inspector is able to flush toilets to avoid additional costs.



Inspection of the well and/or septic systems by Inspector approved by the County.  Payment for Inspection including County fee are payable at time of inspection.County fees differ from County to County, call our office for prices. We are sorry we are unable to accept payment at closing.


Water samples taken, include arsenic testing.


Real Estate Agent and/or seller/buyer will be notified within 72 hours if well test positive for Coliform and/or nitrates and requires chlorination.  


Wells requiring chlorination require second water sample test to insure water quality.  There is an additional charge for this service.


Pumping of the septic system with septic maintenance record faxed to Johnson Inspection Service at the above number.  Do not fax septic maintenance records to the County.


Any well and/or septic findings that do not pass County Ordinance and are repaired by the owner/seller require verification by Inspector. Second inspection needs to be scheduled after work is done and there will be a fee, payable at the time of re-inspection.  Those items fixed by licensed professional, owner/sellers needs to fax invoice verifying work done to Johnson Inspection Service, LLC at fac 1-866-755-4430.


Well Inspection Includes:


 Inspect the construction and isolation distances of the well.

 Inspect the performance of the well pump and pressure tank.

 Water samples are collected from the home and sent for laboratory analysis.


Sewage Disposal System Inspection:

Determine the route of the plumbing from inside the home to the drainage area.

Locate septic tank.

Locate drain field, collect soil samples, and inspect drainage stone.

Prepare site plan.


Submitted with report will be a site plan complete with measurements, water reports, septic maintenance records, and any repair records.  County approvals will be sent to owner or record.  If Real Estate Agent or lender needs copy, please notify Johnson Inspection at the time of scheduling.  Final application and all report records will not be sent to the County until pump records are received by Johnson Inspection Services, LLC.  The County has 5 business days after receipt of all records from Johnson Inspection Service, LLC to issue their decision.  This process takes approximately 21 working days.



For more information contact or or www.barryeatonhealth.orgl


 Johnson Inspection Service, LLC

PO Box 64 - Charlotte, MI 48813

Office: 517-543-5413 - Fax: 1-866-755-4430