Property Transfer (Realty)


 All property sold in the Township must have 

PERMIT COST:

  1. Municipal Lien Letter                                     $35.00  _____ DYE TEST REQUIRED PRIOR TO   APPLYING
  2. Residential                                                       $100.00 ____  DYE TEST REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPLYING
  3. Non-Residential                                              $250.00 ____  DYE TEST REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPLYING
  4. Residential Tennant Change                        $50.00 _____  NO DYE TEST REQUIRED

Dye Test and Sewer No-Lien Letter 

All properties should have a dye test which is required for sewered properties and very strongly advised for septic systems as many systems are failing.  If sewered, please note that there are two sewerage systems operating in Union Township and you will need to follow the directions for the appropriate sewerage system.  Also,  a large number of homes in Union Township have septic systems, and these homes follow a separate set of instructions for the dye test as well.  Follow the appropriate instructions as it applies to the property in question:

The following procedure should be followed if the property has a septic system:

Contact Washington County Sewage Council to schedule a dye test at 724-223-0504.  The Washington County Sewage Council Website is http://www.wcsewagecouncil.comPreparing for a Septic Tank Dye Test – Wash County Sewage Council 2014

The following procedure should be followed if the property is sewered and served by Peters Creek Sanitary Authority sewerage system which serves the bulk of sewered properties in Union Township.  

If the property is sewered with a zip code of 15332 or 15336, it is almost certainly served by Peters Creek Sanitary Authority  who serves the bulk of the Township.  Contact Peters Creek Sanitary Authority to schedule a dye test at 724-348-6860.    Also, contact Peter’s Creek in regard to their other requirements and instructions on how to obtain a Sewer No-Lien letter(If they have no billing record of the property, it is either septic or in the Elrama Sewerage System as there does exist a handful of properties that have a zip code of 15332 in the Elrama system.)

The following procedure should be followed if a property is sewered and located in the Elrama Sewerage System:

Elrama is located in the far North East corner of the Township which is predominantly in the 15038 zip code area.  It’s location puts it in a separate watershed than Peters Creek customers.  These customers are served by Elrama Sewerage System which serves only a very small portion of sewered Union Township residents by comparison.  The serviced area includes Elrama and a small portion of Finleyville-Elrama Road with homes numbered 4315 and higher as well as associated side roads such as Pumpkin Center and Gun Club Road.  You can do a Mapquest of “15038” to ascertain the general location served by this sewerage system to see if the property in question is near or in that area by clicking here:  Elrama area    If still unsure, look at the current bill to verify whether sewage is being billed through West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority.  If so, contact Union Township for the Dye Test and sewer no lien letter.

If the sewered property is in the Elrama Sewerage System, click here for a copy of the Dye Test Certification Application, $150 Fee Information, and Instructions:  Elrama Dye Test Application Form.   You must select a plumber from the Township’s Authorized Plumber’s List:  Authorized Master Plumbers List as of July 2016

For the Sewer No-Lien Letter, until further notice, two Sewer No-Lien Request Letters will need to be sent since the billing period spans two different billing entities.

For charges billed prior to 1-1-2016, send a sewer no-lien letter request and $25 check made out to Union Township to: Attention:  Treasurer, Union Township,  3904 Finleyville-Elrama Road, Finleyville, PA 15332  Your request must include the Parcel ID, Address, Buyers Name, Seller’s Name, Closing Date, self-addressed envelope

For charges billed after 1-1-2016, send a sewer no-lien letter request to West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority (WESA), P.O. Box 503, West Elizabeth, PA  15088, along with a $15 check made out to West Elizabeth Sanitary Authority.  Your request must include the Parcel ID, Address, Buyers Name, Seller’s Name, Closing Date, self-addressed envelope

OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Municipal No-Lien Letter

Type a request for a Municipal No-Lien letter which includes:

  • Parcel ID
  • Address
  • Buyers Name
  • Seller’s Name
  • Closing Date

Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope
Enclose a check for $35
Send the typewritten request, check, and self-addressed envelope to:

Attn: Secretary, Municipal No-Lien Letter
3904 Finleyville Elrama Road
Finleyville, PA 15332

(to check on the status of your municipal no-lien letter request, email the secretary at:  secretary@uniontwp.com and include the street address of the property and realty company name)

Tax Certifications

Type a request letter for tax certifications which includes:

  • Parcel ID
  • Address
  • Buyers Name
  • Seller’s Name
  • Closing Date

Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope
Enclose a check for $25
Send the typewritten request, check, and self-addressed envelope to:

Attn: Tax Collector – Tax Certification Request
3904 Finleyville Elrama Road, Suite 101
Finleyville, PA 15332

Note on Transfer of a Mobile Home:   Mobile homes may now require tax certifications.  Please click on the following notice for important new information regarding titling of mobile homes:  Penn Dot Driver and Vehicle Service Update – Manufactured Homes – Bulletin No. 14-8 – June 2014

(for a status on your application, contact the tax collector at:  724 348-9000)

Change of Address Permit

The agent should submit a request for an Change of Address Form.

Also, enclose a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope (a separate return address envelope is requested as occupancy permit applications are handed off to our third-party contractor responsible for our Township’s building inspections. occupancy permits, and code enforcement.)

Also enclose a check for $100 for a residential permit (see Fee Schedule).  Send the typewritten request, check, and self-addressed envelope to:

Attn: Building Code Official
3904 Finleyville Elrama Road
Finleyville, PA 15332