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Sewer Release

Last updated Apr. 12, 2016 - 10:58 am

A Sewer Release form is required when an existing service has plumbing fixtures installed on a finished floor elevation below the elevation of the manhole cover of the next upstream manhole in the City sanitary sewer system, and if that service does not have a backwater valve installed.

This must be done in the form and manner provided by Raleigh's Director of Public Utilities or their designee, waiving the City's liability in case of a sewage backflow from the main into the building. This form will be recorded in the appropriate register of deeds office.

If an existing sanitary sewer system is altered or added onto in any way that requires a plumbing permit, the building drain and the building sewer that the sanitary system drains through shall meet the current enforceable edition of the N.C. Plumbing Code. If a backwater valve is required by the N.C. Plumbing Code , then a backwater valve shall be installed in the building drain or the building sewer.

Prerequisites

None

Approvals or Permits Issued

A Plumbing permit is required for the installation of a backwater valve. It shall be as per the 2012 North Carolina Plumbing Code, Section 715.1.

Submittal Requirements

TypeDescription
Required for Submittal

Submit the signed and notarized form to the Development Services Customer Service Center. The Customer Services Center will obtain the required City of Raleigh signatures.

Select the form that applies to the ownership of the property:

The form requires information about the property that is available from Wake County real estate records. This includes the property address or Real Estate Identification Number, the Parcel Identification Number, and the book and page reference.
Information needed from the Wake County website
  • Brief Description for Index - Use Property Address or Real Estate ID# (Do not use the property description)
  • Property I.D. Number - Only use Parcel Identification Number (PIN #)
  • Legal Description - Use Book and Page Reference

Additional Information

The Homeowner/Client must provide all required information. All information may be acquired from Wake County Real Estate

Information needed from the Wake County website:

  1. Brief Description for Index - Use Property Address or Real Estate ID# (Do not use the property description)
  2. Property I.D. Number - Only use Parcel Identification Number (PIN #)
  3. Legal Description - Use Book and Page Reference

Expected Processing Time

Approximately seven days.

Fees

Next Steps

None

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