When is a Well Disclosure required?

When property changes ownership, the seller of the property is required to disclose to the buyer, the presence and status of ALL (in-use, not-in-use, or properly sealed) water wells located on the property. This document is required by State Law to be submitted to the Property & Environmental Resources Department -  Customer Services & Records Division at the time of recording. If wells are not properly disclosed, the buyer has up to six (6) years to initiate civil action to recover the costs (including attorney’s fees) for properly sealing unused wells not properly identified on the disclosure. If the well status has not changed since the last well disclosure was filed, a new disclosure is not required.

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1. Is there any financial assistance available for well sealing?
2. When is a Well Disclosure required?
3. Who can seal wells?
4. How can I find out if I have a well on my property that is not in use and not sealed?
5. How much does it cost to seal a well?