Bond Exoneration/Tract Acceptance

The process for bond exoneration/tract acceptance is needed when construction phases are released for sale and occupancy for an entire tract. Documents can be submitted proactively to reduce lag time. However, construction must be complete for the entire tract to finalize the process. To begin the process please see instructions below:



Ensure the SMWD inspector has:
  • Conducted a final tract walk-through.
  • Completed punch list and signed-off on all fieldwork.



Send the following documents listed below as digital copies to Please do not include items that are private, temporary, or removed. 

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Upon review and necessary revisions, please mail the following documents to the District Headquarters:

  • Letter of request
  • Original signed & dated Bills of Sale for Water, Sewer, and Non-domestic
  • Original signed & dated Cost of Construction for Water, Sewer, and Non-domestic
  • CD or USB containing CAO and PDF files of record drawings.

Please note, all documents must be final copies with signatures. 



Once final copies and drawings have been approved the following will be requested



After mylar record drawings have been approved, a package will be prepared for consent at the soonest possible Engineering/Operations Committee Meeting (EOC). Following approval at the EOC, the package will proceed to the subsequent Board Meeting. Within 2 weeks of Board approval, a Bond Exoneration/Tract Acceptance Letter will be issued. 

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