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


EMAIL


MAIL


DROPBOX


Electronic submittal is easy!

Just email your complete application
and site plan to
[email protected]htenaw.org


Complete application submittals can be mailed to:

SESC Program
705 N Zeeb Rd
Ann Arbor MI 48103


Place your complete application
submittal in the
RED dropbox
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


Need Help?

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.

grass blanket
Image of construction work
Banks of river with erosion control measures
Open Drain
Gully in sediment
Hydroseed
Image of a housing development under construction
Muddy catch basin

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 Coordination734-794-6263
Ann Arbor Township Building & Zoning734-663-3418
Chelsea Area Construction Authority734-475-4420
City of Milan Building734-439-7089
Pittsfield Township Planning, Engineering & Code Enforcement734-822-3130
Western Washtenaw Construction Authority734-428-7001
Ypsilanti Township Planning & Zoning734-485-3943