Establish a new Inter-County Drain
Chapter 5 & 6 Petitions
An Inter-County drain is one that traverses land in more than one county. You may petition the Drain Commissioner to establish an inter-county drain under Chapters 5 & 6 of the Michigan Drain Code. The Chapter 5 Petition must be filed first. This will establish the lands that will encompass the Drainage District. Once the District is Established and the Order filed, a petition package will be sent to you under Chapter 6 to establish the Drain within the Drainage District. It will be necessary for property owners to again petition the Drain Commissioner, this time to establish the Drain.
- Click here for Chapter 5 petition documentation for Property Owners:
- Click here for Chapter 5 petition documentation for Municipalities:
For additional information please call 734-222-6860