Commercial SESC Permits
The first step of the Commercial application process is to submit one set of plans for the SESC review, during which the inspector will determine the permit type, the SESC measures required, and other required submittals. Upon completion of the review, the inspector will contact you, and you can proceed with submitting all other required information.
- All commercial plans must be reviewed for Soil Erosion and Sediment Controls by the Inspector prior to application.
- Fees, applications, and other information will not be accepted prior to completion of the SESC review.
- Bond and permit fees are due at the time of application.
The following is a list of forms that may be necessary for you to bring into the Drain Commissioner’s Office to apply for a Commercial Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) Permit. Please read the Welcome Letter and complete the forms for application. All forms must be completed with original signatures at the time of application. If you have any questions, please call us at (517) 546-0040. For residential projects, click here.
- Welcome Letter – This letter spells out requirements for submission for a commercial SESC permit.
- Commercial Permit Application – This application must bear the original signatures.
- Right of Entry Agreement – This agreement allows access to the project site.
- Commercial SESC Bond Form – This form must be used & the Bond must be from the Landowner.
- Commercial SESC Letter of Credit Form – This form must be used and printed on the Bank’s letterhead.
- Example of the SESC Criteria Review – This is an example of the items that the soil erosion inspector may be looking for. The inspector will issue this document outlining what would be required for the project for soil erosion practices.
- MDEQ – National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits – Information sheet and contact information.
- Commercial Completion Criteria – This form initiates the closing of the permit and the return of the bond. A final invoice will be issued once the final inspection has taken place and the site is in compliance. This final invoice may require that the engineer certify the project.
- MDEQ – Part 91 FAQ – Information regarding the Part 91 program.
- Guide to Soil Erosion and Sediment Control and Technical Specifications
- State of Michigan Transfer of Permit Obligations Notification of Existing Permit Form (1)
- Designated Agent Form – To be used only if the Landowner authorizes Agent to conduct all SESC related activities.
- Commercial Waivers – There are no forms for the commercial waiver. A land use permit and a site plan are required for staff to make a determination for commercial waivers. The disturbed area must not exceed one acre and the site must not be within 500 feet of surface water (lake, pond, stream, county drain, wetland, etc.)
Commercial Administrative Fee
- Major or Minor category determined by Inspector
Monthly Inspection Fees
- Required for Commercial Major Permits only
- Required four month minimum: 4 x $110 = $440
Commercial Major Permit
- Requires Administrative Fee + First four months of inspections
- All fees are required at the time of application for the commercial permit
Commercial Minor Permit
- Requires Administrative Fee
- All fees are required at the time of application
- Not within 500 ft. of surface water and less than one acre of disturbed soil
- Priced per square foot of disturbed soil. All bonds must come from the landowner.