Property Transfers - Final Water Bill Policy

Transfer Request Form

Harwich Water Department (HWD) requires a two-week (10-business day) notice for all transfer requests. 

The cost of a property transfer request is $60, which will be included in the final bill.

A completed Transfer Request Form, to include buyer's name, mailing address, and phone number must be submitted by email to, fax to 888-774-3557 or delivered by hand or mail to our office at 196 Chatham Road, Harwich MA 02645.

Changes to closing dates may require a change to the date of scheduled meter reading. HWD should be notified as soon as possible.

Final water bills are not pro-rated. Parties involved may choose to pro-rate the water based on a quarterly (91) day billing cycle.

Foreclosed properties may require a technician visit to the property to check the working condition of the water meter. HWD reserves the right to shut the water off at the street to prevent potential property damage.

We appreciate your cooperation with our Department in adhering to our policies and we look forward to working with you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 508-432-0304.