Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program

Michigan law states that any earth change within 500 feet of a lake or stream or any earth change of one or more acres in size requires a Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) permit (PDF).

When you have downloaded and completed the permit, you can fax it to the number listed on the permit or copy and email it to

If after reviewing the information you have any questions or need help filling out the application, please call our office.

The application signature page, site plan, construction schedule, and applicable permit fee can be mailed or delivered to the SESC Program Office. The applications are received at the Clerks window in the County Building on Lake Street.
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