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.
Share your thoughts on TOST by taking our survey
Have you gone through the TOST regulation, or have an opinion on this program? We want to hear from you. Four surveys, each specifically developed for each situation, are listed below. Please select the option that best describes your situation.
- Participated in TOST as a home buyer. (Survey A)
- Participated in TOST as as a home seller. (Survey B)
- Participated in TOST as a professional. (realtor, contractor, evaluator, etc.) (Survey C)
- Have not participated in TOST, but want to share thoughts on the topic. (Survey D)
Share your thoughts on TOST by attending our Listening Session
The Board of Commissioners invites all to a special listening session, aimed at listening to the experiences of individuals who have gone through the TOST process, or those desiring to speak on the matter.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Star Elementary School
1900 Star School Rd, Hastings, MI 49058
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.