Soil Erosion Control
Thank you for doing your part to maintain the health and beauty of Washtenaw County waters! Sediment is the greatest pollutant by volume impacting our lakes, streams and wetlands. Sediment is the product of uncontrolled erosion. Erosion and sedimentation result in: loss of fertile topsoil, filling of lakes and streams, increased flooding, damage to plant and animal life, and structural damage to buildings and roads. Construction is one of the major causes of erosion in Michigan.
Our Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) Program strives to protect waterways by assuring the appropriate design and execution of soil erosion and sedimentation control measures during earth moving activities within Washtenaw County.
How to Apply
Electronic submittal is easy!
Complete application submittals can be mailed to:
Place your complete application
submittal in the
located outside the
Western Washtenaw Service Center
705 N Zeeb Rd.
Ann Arbor MI 48103
After you apply
- Once your application and site plan have been received, we will email you an invoice for your application fee.
- Upon payment of this invoice, your submittal will enter the queue to be reviewed by a Soil Erosion Officer.
- A Soil Erosion Officer will perform a site inspection and review your proposed plan to control sediment generated by
- your project. They will reach out to you by phone to discuss changes to the plan if needed.
- Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email containing your permit and approved site plan to post on your site as necessary.
We strive to review permits within 2 weeks of payment of the application fee.
Check the status and detail of permits at washtenaw.org/1748/eConnect---Check-Permit-Status
We understand the permitting process for construction projects can be overwhelming.
We are here to help!
We can assist you by answering your questions, finding the information to complete your application, obtaining aerial
images for your site plan, or developing a soil erosion control plan fit for your site.
Call us M-F, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, at 734-222-6860 for assistance.
Welcome to Washtenaw County's Soil Erosion and Sedimentation (SESC) Control Program.
This program works to protect surface water and the environment from the negative impacts of soil erosion pollution that are the result of earth changes.
This program strives to protect waterways by assuring the appropriate design and execution of soil erosion and sedimentation control measures during earth moving activities within Washtenaw County.
Agency Jurisdictions - Soil Erosion Control
The Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control program has jurisdiction in thirteen cities and townships within Washtenaw County.
These areas include:
- Augusta Township
- City of Dexter
- City of Saline
- City of Ypsilanti
- Lodi Township
- Northfield Township
- Salem Township
- Saline Township
- Scio Township
- Sharon Township
- Superior Township
- Webster Township
- York Township
To view a map of the jurisdictions covered click here.
Other SESC Jurisdictions
|Ann Arbor City Environmental & Developmental Coordination||734-794-6263|
|Ann Arbor Township Building & Zoning||734-663-3418|
|Chelsea Area Construction Authority||734-475-4420|
|City of Milan Building||734-439-7089|
|Pittsfield Township Planning, Engineering & Code Enforcement||734-822-3130|
|Western Washtenaw Construction Authority||734-428-7001|
|Ypsilanti Township Planning & Zoning||734-485-3943|