Permits & Development
Engineering services during the county closure
While our office located on 705 N. Zeeb Road is currently closed until at least April 13th, the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office will continue to provide engineering and plan review services remotely. Please note the following procedures we have enacted to allow us to continue essential functions as efficiently as possible.
• Drain use applications and accompanying documentation (including site plan designs, correspondence, contact information) may be submitted electronically. Items can be emailed to Drains@washtenaw.org. Please include attachments in a pdf format if possible.
• Pre-application meetings may be necessary for certain types of projects and permit applications. Our engineering team may contact you about conducting a virtual meeting in order to facilitate your submission. Note that while we ask that the owner and engineering representatives attend, we have the capability to conduct online meetings with individual log-ins, allowing us to adhere to current guidelines on isolation/quarantines.
• Site inspections and infiltration testing may be performed on a limited basis when possible. In all cases social distancing and current state mandates on live meetings will be enforced. Our engineers will coordinate testing with you when applicable.
• Fees and payments will continue to be accepted for services. Our staff will guide you on our options for electronic payments, and we can issue invoices in cases where credit/debit processing in not available.
Thank you for your patience during these unusual times. If you have any questions you may email the storm water engineer managing your project or contact Scott Miller at email@example.com.
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.
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Washtenaw County is one of several Huron River Partners working collaboratively on implementing several of the permit requirements. The collaborative approach is designed to accomplish stormwater quality improvements and provide an added benefit of cost sharing for some stormwater controls.