Private Sewer Lateral information

If a seller has not already obtained a Certificate verifying the home’s Private Sewer Lateral (PSL) is in compliance with the local ordinance, the buyer will be obligated to obtain the Certificate within 180 days of close of escrow after first purchasing an Extension Certificate ($150) prior to close.

In certain municipalities (such as Berkeley and Richmond) you will work directly with the City, in others with EBMUD.

Below, please find convenient links for the information you need about PSL Ordinance Compliance:

  • General information from EBMUD: CLICK HERE
  • Purchase Extension Certificate: CLICK HERE
  • FAQ: CLICK HERE
  • City of Berkeley PSL website: CLICK HERE
  • City of Richmond PSL website: CLICK HERE