This is part II of major issues that have been uncovered during my marathon transaction " The land mine in the yard" .The Frederick County Association of REALTORS (FCAR) and the local Builders Association (FCBA) have teamed up to form a task force to communicate with the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). During the pandemic many of the long time sanitarians at FCHD retired and more stringent restrictions were being put in place for septic repairs and percolation tests. The recent septic repair on my 2021 sale took seven months to complete in comparison to a similar repair on my listing in 2014 that took three weeks start to finish! Perc tests were back logged and many builders and developers were frustrated by the delays and new stringent regulations. As a result the FCAR & FCBA task force has had on going meetings with FCHD & MDE to try and get resolution to the delays and clarification on the new regulations. The local officials indicated many of the delays stem from being under staffed. Many of the septic repair contractors I have spoken with say the additional time added to the process is because of the new field employees going strictly by the book regulations and will not listen to common sense resolutions like the former field employees did.
Sham Reddy CRS too many of the newbies are book smart and have no real world experience, therefore common sense doesn't exist.