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The process of buying or selling a home can seem overwhelming, with so many details to consider. 


Washtenaw County offers many programs and services to assist you, from tips on how to dispose of excess household items when you're getting ready to sell, to information on potential home hazards that should be investigated prior to making a purchase.


  • "Time of Sale" Program
    Information about the Washtenaw County Regulation requiring wells and septic systems to be inspected before a home is sold. Also see Online Well and Septic Records.
  • Home Toxics Reduction Program
    Information on the proper disposal of household hazardous waste, including motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, and other toxic materials that you may need to get rid of before moving.
  • Turning Trash into Treasure Guide
    A guide to disposal options for not-so-recyclable materials in Washtenaw County, including furniture, computers, and other household items.
  • Paint Pointers
    A guide to disposing leftover paint.
    Steps for safe disposal of prescription drugs and personal care products, as well as information on Washtenaw County's Pharmaceutical Takeback Program.  View a video on Safe Disposal of Medications!
  • Lead Paint
    Information about lead paint risks, as well as links to publications required to be given to renters and buyers in pre-1978 housing, and information about a new rule requiring lead-safe work practices when performing renovation, repair and painting projects.
  • Radon
    Information about testing for this tasteless, colorless, and odorless gas that is found in many homes in Washtenaw County, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
  • Services for Homebuyers
    Information regarding the various services and programs that Washtenaw County offers to assist home buyers and sellers.


For more information, please contact Angie Parsons.

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