Finally got an appointment with the building inspector, and he met me at the house. We reviewed the permits and he looked at his notes to find than there had been one inspection for new electrics, which would have been the worst case scenario had nothing been done, because sheet rock could have been removed for the job to be done.
We obtained the final approval on the building permits, paid the fees, and were told that the town's assessor would be calling to make an appointment to re-measure the addition to the house once the septic system had been addresssed. So now it was off to the sanitary district.
I requested the file on my listing and went through the documents. No permit application was in the file, and the addition had been to add a new bedroom and full bath, where the original house was 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The bathrooms were not the problem, but the bedrooms were. Septic systems are sized for the anticipated usage of residents of a home, and each bedroom is sized for a maximum of 2 people. Therefore the addition of the house could necessitate the increase of the septic system by a third. I left the office with a slight dilemma.
We called a local sanitary installer and requested a visit at the house. We wanted some assistance with mapping the current system and allowing for an increase to satisfy the addition get an estimate to get the work done. The engineer met us at the house a couple of days later, took some measurements, and after a couple of hours told us he would schedule an appointment with the district officer to get the final word on requirements. An appointment was set for the following week with all the players to get the final word on the septic system.
Part 4 has the answers.