Drain Use Permit and Fees

Development Review Fees

Please note that fee schedule was adopted by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners

The rates are as follows:

Residential Development Size

Less than 5 Acres
$400.00
5-20 Acres
$500.00
20-50 Acres
$625.00
50-100 Acres
$750.00
Over 100 Acres
$750.00 + $4.00 per acre
Resubmittal Fee
$105.00 per hour

 

Other developments needing approval by the Office of the Water Resources Commissioner will be reviewed at a rate of $95.00 per hour.

Drain Use Permit Application

 

When is a Permit Needed?

Crossing, modifying, discharging to a county drain or any work within a county drain easement requires a permit from the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner.  Please contact the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's office for a Drain Use Permit Application (734-222-6860) Important: Please include plans and fees with the permit application; see below.  Permits from other agencies may also be necessary. If you are seeking to discharge to a County Drain, you will also need to submit an Affidavit of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection.

Plans showing the proposed crossing, modification or discharge must be submitted along with a permit application, $60.00 permit fee and review plus inspection fees.  Speak with the Deputy Water Resources Commissioner or an engineer for an estimated review fee and inspection time based on the scope of the project.

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