If you are buying property that is, or has the potential to be, contaminated from previous land uses, the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) recommends you seek professional advice from an environmental consultant experienced in contaminated site assessments who can undertake an environmental investigation of the property.
If you don’t establish prior to purchase what contamination is present, you may be held responsible for the remediation of the contamination in the future.
If you wish to search all records of suspected contaminated sites reported to DEC, including sites that have not yet been classified, or sites classified as:
- Possibly contaminated – investigation required;
- Not contaminated – unrestricted use; or
- Report not substantiated
We can submit a Form 2 – Request for a summary of records in respect of land to DEC on your behalf. The Government Cost of this search is $30.00 for a basic Summary and $300.00 for a Detailed Summary. GST is payable in addition to the search costs. Please let us know if you would like us to attend to searches for you.
Alternatively, feel free to cut the middle man out, and please press on the link below and request the information directly with the Department