The Barry County Board of Commissioners has opened a two-month public comment period on the Time of Sale or Transfer Regulation, commonly known as TOST (pronounced like toast). This review process is aimed to find opportunities for improving the TOST regulation by listening to residents and business owners who have gone through the process, as well as other individuals wanting to speak on this issue.
What is TOST?
The Time of Sale or Transfer (TOST) program was enacted in 2007 to protect public health, the quality of water resources and the environment. The program requires that private wells and on-site sewage systems be evaluated to make sure they are functioning adequately and safely before a sale or transfer of a property can occur.
TOST Review Timeline
- August 1 - Survey Opens
- August 22 - Listening Session at Star Elementary School
- September 30 - Survey Closes
- October - Board reviews comments, begins drafting recommendations for reform.
If you have questions regarding this review process, or encounter issues taking the survey, please fill out our feedback form by clicking here.