Site Evaluation / Soil Testing

Check with your township before applying for a well or soil evaluation to make sure a municipal system is not available. 

To have a well site evaluation and/or septic soil testing performed, you will need the following: 

You can submit an application and forms via email to or fax (517)788-4616 but will need to then call to make payment with a card over the phone or you come in or mail all your information to: 

Jackson County Health Department
Environmental Health Division

1715 Lansing Ave, Room 001
Jackson, MI 49202 
After you have applied and paid for your evaluation we will give you the phone number of your sanitarian. You will be responsible for calling and setting up an appointment to come out and conduct your evaluation. (All Soil Evaluations must have a back hoe and operator on site at time of appointment)

For your safety, Michigan law requires that all utility lines be flagged before beginning any excavation project. You can call MissDig at 1-800-482-7171 or 811.