UST Facility Ownership Changes

If you have questions about what you need to do to change UST facility ownership, please call (919) 707-8200 and ask for a UST permitting staff member.

New owners of underground storage tank (UST) facilities must submit a UST-8, UST-15, Financial Responsibility and other supporting documentation of the change-in-ownership of a UST system to the Division of Waste Management, UST Section within five days of the closing of the sale. The change-in-ownership must be finalized with the section within 30 days of the sale date. If the ownership has not been changed with the UST Section within 30 days of the sale date, then the UST operating permit is no longer valid. In accordance with NCGS 143-215.94U, a UST facility must have a current UST operating permit that lists the current owner or operator of the UST facility to place or receive petroleum in any of the UST systems at the facility. The table below contains links to the forms that should be used to change ownership of UST systems.

Operating Permit Application Requirements  
UST-15, Change of Ownership of UST Systems
UST-8, Notification for Activities Involving Underground Storage Tank Systems
UST Compliance Assistance Program  


  Financial Responsibility Revision Date PDF DOC
  Chief Financial Officer Letter 11/2005  
UST-FR1 Certificate of Insurance (UST-FR1) 10/2015
  Certification of Financial Responsibility 10/2015