In 2007, the Livingston County Board of Commissioners banned the application of septage (septic tank waste) on all properties in Livingston County. The elimination of land application solves the environmental risks associated with over 12,000 onsite septic wastewater systems in Livingston County. This was done to protect the citizens of Livingston County from the contamination risk that it poses to surface water and groundwater. To address the need for septage disposal, the Livingston County Department of Public Works designed and built a state-of-the-art septage receiving station.

The Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s sanitary staff operates and maintains this facility located in Hartland Township.

Septic haulers who wish to use this state-of-the-art facility will need to contact us at (517) 546-0040 and staff will assist you in getting the necessary information and forms that are required.


Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed (except for emergencies)


Make online payments for Septage Capacity. You have the option of paying by credit card or eCheck through the link below. A convenience fee is assessed on credit card purchases, see schedule.

*Our Office recommends payments be made as an eCheck as it is the most economical option. 

Hauler Applications

Septage Haulers must apply to use the Livingston County Septage Receiving Station. An application fee of $100 will be levied, in addition to an annual fee for each vehicle ($100 Large Truck Fee (2,000 gallons and over), $50 Small Truck Fee (less than 2,000 gallon capacity).

Both the Septage Hauler Application Form and Genesee County Application for Discharge must be filled out and returned to the:

Livingston County Drain Commissioner’s Office
Attn:  Septage Receiving
2300 E. Grand River Ave., Suite 105
Howell, MI  48843


Drain Commissioner
Brian Jonckheere

Brian Jonckheere
Drain Commissioner



(517) 546-0040


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 105
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 545-9658