Permit Application Information & Instructions

SESC Permit Application Information & Instructions

A Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control permit is needed if the earth change:

  • Disturbs more than one acre of land or
  • Is within 500 feet of a lake or stream, as defined under Administrative Rule R323.1701 to 1714, Part 17, Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Please review the form before filling in the required information. The entire form must be completed before submitting for processing.

  • Item 2 – refers to the location of the earth change or project.
  • Item 3 – briefly describes the earth change; size includes the entire area disturbed, i.e. cut, fill, stockpile, etc.
  • Item 5 – be sure include the landowner if an authorized agent is signing the application, the responsible individual that will actually be “on site”, along with the other information
  • Item 6 – performance deposit or bond is addressed in fee section

Information/additional items to include with application:

  • Two sets of plans for engineered projects, or if required by the County Enforcing Agency
  • For non-engineered projects, your site plan, with additional information listed
  • Proof of ownership, included with legal description
  • Check for appropriate fees, payable to GRATIOT COUNTY PERMITS OFFICE, based on the following schedule:

Bond requirements

$400.00 per acre cash deposit or an approved surety bond form which is certified may be required.

Completed applications, supplemental information and fees should be mailed to:
Gratiot County Permits Office
Court House
214 East Center Street
Ithaca, MI 48847

Permit Application & Plan Requirements Checklist

Pursuant to Administrative Rules 323.1703 and 323.1706

Certain information is essential in developing a comprehensive plan to minimize soil erosion and control sedimentation for the protection of Gratiot County’s lakes, streams, and wetlands. U.S. Geologic Survey topographic maps and Natural Resources and Conservation Service Soil Surveys can be useful in developing a comprehensive plan.

  • Scaled map
  • Site location sketch
  • Proximity to lakes, streams or drains
  • Limits of earth change
  • Predominant land features
  • Slope information
  • Soils information
  • Drainage facilities
  • Timing and sequence
  • Temporary Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control measures and timing sequence for installation and removal
  • Permanent Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control measures
  • Maintenance program for Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control measures

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Gratiot County Permits Office at 989-875-5201 or email the office.

Notice: The Gratiot County SESC Ordinance known as Ordinance No. 2003-1 is more restrictive than Part 91 of PA 451 of 1994. Notice is herby given pursuant to Section 9105(3) of Part 91, Soil and Sedimentation Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.