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You have one year from the time your sewage permit is issued to complete construction. After that, the permit must be rewritten and a fee assessed. If changes are made which require a site visit, an additional fee may be required. A sewage permit is not transferable from place to place or person to person. Well permits are valid for one year. Well permits can be reactivated within two years after expiration for 50% of the permit fee.
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Once your have an approved soil evaluation, you may apply for your well and sewage permits. Remember to read the soils approval letter issued by our office to determine site-specific requirements, such as a tank-first or well-first requirement. After you receive your well and sewage permits, you can then apply for your building permits and/or soil erosion permits, if needed.
To apply for your well and/or sewage permit, you must submit a complete permit application to:
Washtenaw County Environmental Health705 N Zeeb RoadP.O. Box 8645Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645Phone: 734-222-3800
To find more information about application requirements view our Application Requirements page.
Your inspection schedule will be listed on your permit. When you are ready for an inspection, call Environmental Health at 734-222-3800. All inspections will be made promptly (usually within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays). Please note that any deviations from your original plans must be approved by Environmental Health before excavation/construction can begin!
Find information about typical inspections.
The outcomes of the inspections generally result in a phone call from the Sanitarian, and/or the issuance of a tag: