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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 (PDF) at 734-222-6860.
Please include plans and fees (PDF) with the permit application. 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 (PDF).
If you are working on behalf of the property owner a Designated Agent Form will be required.
Plans showing the proposed crossing, modification or discharge must be submitted along with a permit application, applicable permit fee, and fees for review plus inspections.
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