Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control (SESC)

Soil Erosion Controls
Soil Erosion

A permit may be required from the Environmental Health Division if:


  • The construction project is for a permanent dwelling, large-scale addition, and/or an agricultural/accessory building
  • The project involves disturbing soils over an area of one (1) or more acres
  • The project is within 500 ft of a lake, stream, drain or wet land

To have a SESC permit issued, you will need the following:


  1. Completed SESC Application (PDF)
  2. Site Plan Checklist (PDF)
  3. Designated Agent Assignment Form (PDF) (if applicable)
  4. Site Plan Drawing (PDF) showing soil piles and silt fence
  5. Fees (PDF)
    • Plan Review
    • Permit
    • Inspections (1 per month)
    • Cash Bond or Surety Bond 

You can email completed forms to EHealth@co.jackson.mi.us and then call to make payment over the phone. If you do not want to make payment over the phone you can stop in with payment or send a check through the mail to:


Jackson County Health Department
Environmental Health

1715 Lansing Ave, Room 001
Jackson, MI 49202

Procedure:


After you have applied and paid for your permit a sanitarian will visit the site to make sure information submitted is correct then issue the permit. We will email, fax or mail the permit to the applicant and homeowner. A copy of the permit should be posted on site for the duration of the project. Once the project is completed (permanent stabilization) the responsible party should contact the Environmental Health office to request a final inspection. Once the final inspection is completed the office will process the return of the cash bond to the current responsible party.

Transfer of Responsibility:


If during the duration of the project the responsible party changes, a Transfer Responsibility Form should be filled out and filed with the Environmental Health Office.
 

FAQs:


Frequently asked Questions (PDF) has additional information on Soil Erosion Sedimentation Control permit, answers why soil erosion and sedimentation control is important, reviews requirements and control measures.