Attention Germantown Property Owners: New Sidewalk Inspection Requirement for Property Sales

Thinking of selling your property in Germantown, Tennessee? Effective January 1, 2024, there's a new requirement you'll need to be aware of: a sidewalk inspection permit.


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What does this mean for you?

Before you can finalize the sale or transfer of ownership of any property within Germantown city limits, you'll need to obtain a sidewalk inspection permit. This involves a professional assessment of the sidewalks bordering your property to ensure they meet safety standards.

Here's a breakdown of the key points:

  • Mandatory Permit: As of January 1, 2024, a sidewalk inspection permit is required for all property sales within Germantown.

  • Application Fee: There's a $100 fee associated with each sidewalk inspection permit application.

  • Where to Apply: You can obtain a permit application at the Economic and Community Development Building located at 1920 S. Germantown Road.

Important Exceptions:

There are a couple of situations where this new requirement won't apply:

  • Condominium Sales: If you're selling a condominium unit, you don't need a sidewalk inspection permit.

  • Properties Without Sidewalks: If your property doesn't have sidewalks bordering it, then a sidewalk inspection is not required for the sale.

Taking Care of Business

By ensuring your sidewalks are in good condition, you're not only complying with the new city regulation, but also contributing to a safer and more walkable community for everyone.

Navigating the Sale Process with Confidence

Selling a property can involve unexpected hurdles. A qualified real estate professional can help you navigate the process smoothly, ensuring all necessary permits and inspections are completed efficiently. They can also provide valuable insights into the current market conditions and ensure you get the best possible price for your property.

Contact MLE Realty Today

For more information on the sidewalk inspection permit process or to discuss how we can assist you with selling your Germantown property, contact MLE Realty. We're here to help you navigate the real estate market with confidence.