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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
5-20 Acres
20-50 Acres
50-100 Acres
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 $105.00 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.

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