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 Water Resources Commissioner to establish an inter-county drain under Chapter 5 & Chapter 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 Water Resources Commissioner, this time to establish the Drain.
- Click here for sample Chapter 5 petition documentation for Property Owners
- Click here for sample Chapter 6 petition documentation for Property Owners
For additional information please call 734-222-6860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.