As of June 10, 1993, the Board of Directors of Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District has set the following guidelines for transferring water within the District.
The Board of Directors has adopted a new Water Transfer Deed form. Any party requesting a transfer should review the conditions of this document prior to proceeding with the transfer process.
All transfers are subject to the ability of the distribution system to make the requested change in place of use without reduction in pressure and flow of other water users and without otherwise significantly impacting the operation and maintenance of the District's facilities.
The District will check the above and the irrigable acreage. No more than 1.5 shares per irrigable acre will be permitted. Upon the determination of the number of irrigable acres, flow sheets will be prepared to determine the cost to make the changes to the turnouts. An invoice will be sent to the requesting party for the changes or costs of the turnout. Flow changes - $25.00, orifice change - $60.00. If a new turnout is required, the fee will be calculated. There is a fee to the District of $150.00. There is also a fee charged for starting the title transfer process of $270.50. All of these fees must be paid before approval and sending to the Title Company. ALL ASSESSMENTS MUST BE PAID. All fees are subject to change without notice.
The Board at their Regular Board Meeting will then consider the proposed transfer. If approved, it is sent to the Title Company (Schreiner Title or Valley Title) of the party's choice. Either the seller or buyer will pay a title search fee.
A title search will be done on all parcels and all interested parties must sign, whether it is the seller or purchaser, along with mortgage companies, credit unions or anyone having an interest in said parcels. The title search must be 6 months current.
If the Water Transfer has not been completed within one (1) year from the date of approval by the Board, the application will be voided. If the applicant wished the transfer to continue, a new application will be presented to the Board and the process will start over including the $150.00 transfer fee.
The Title Company will contact you to come and sign the Transfer and at that time collect any monies to be paid to the Seller. After the Title Company has obtained signatures, the deed will be sent back to our office for District signatures. After District signatures are obtained, it is sent back to the Title Company and they will file the document at the County. The monies will then be distributed.
After the Deed has been filed, it will be returned to our office and our records are changed. The original deed will then be mailed to the Purchaser.