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Tank Removal Inspection



Underground storage tanks used for domestic heating only do not need to be removed or upgraded.  However, today most banks and mortgage companies require them to be removed due to the liability.  Typically it costs between $1,000 and $2,000 for a removal to be done.  If a tank leaks, then the cleanup averages about $20,000.  Tanks may be abandoned in place only if their removal would cause damage to a structure.  To abandon in place, the tank must be thoroughly cleaned, soil samples taken by a licensed site professional and subjected to laboratory analysis. The tank must then be filled with special lightweight slurry.  To remove a tank, it must be thoroughly cleaned before removal.  A member of the Fire Department must be present at the removal.  The tank and site is visually inspected and, if clean, the tank is then removed, intact, and transported to a licensed tank yard.

There is a $35.00 fee for this permit