As of Feb. 28, 2022, the City of San Diego no longer requires property owners to file a Water Conservation Certificate upon the resale of their property.
California Senate Bill 407 (Proper transfers: plumbing fixtures replacement) requires that beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, all building alterations or improvements to single-family residential property, must remove non water-conserving plumbing fixtures and replace with compliant plumbing fixtures as a condition for issuance of a certificate of final completion and occupancy or final permit approval by the local building department.
SB 407 requires the disclosure of non-compliant fixtures between the seller and buyer at the time of property transfer. This requirement can typically be disclosed on a Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement and can be found on the California Association of Realtors website at www.CAR.org.
Toilet rebates are currently available only for commercial, industrial and institutional properties. For rebate information, please visit the Metropolitan Water District's Be Water Wise website at www.bewaterwise.com.