Verification of Compliance (Letters of Compliance)
It is common practice for a purchaser or a purchaser's financial institution or lawyer to request verification of compliance (often referred to as a Letter of Compliance or Compliance Certificate). While the County is not required to verify compliance, it will do so as a service to its residents.
The verification of compliance is based on a Real Property Report (RPR) that is prepared and endorsed by a surveyor. The County will not conduct an inspection of the property.
The RPR must be current (1 year old or newer) or be accompanied by a sworn affidavit of accuracy (over 1 year old to 5 years old). The County will NOT issue a Letter of Compliance based on an RPR that is over 5 years old.
The RPR must contain certain information. Click here for a copy of the County's Policy.
The Letter of Compliance will provide an opinion regarding compliance of specific items. Click here for a copy of the County's Policy.
Note that the Letter of Compliance is not a legal document and the County will not be liable for verification of compliance for improvements not shown on the Real Property Report.
For further information, please contact the County Office at 780-663-3730.