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Sewage Disposal Systems

On-site Sewage Disposal (Septic) Permits

Required permit for installation of on-site sewage disposal (septic) systems. Permit fee must be paid at time of application. Application is available below or at each county office. For more information please call the following:

  • Branch County: 517-279-9561 ext. 106

  • Hillsdale County: 517-437-7395 ext. 311

  • St. Joseph County: 269-273-2161 ext. 233

Residential Well/Septic Permit
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Commercial/Multi-Family Well/Septic Permit
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Fee Schedule
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NEW -  Michigan Septic Replacement Loan Program

The Septic Replacement Loan Program(SRLP), created in partnership with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), provides low-interest financing to Michigan homeowners for the replacement of failing or near-failing septic systems. EGLE contracted Michigan Saves to develop and manage the program

Homeowners can access two loan tiers by working with a Michigan Saves authorized septic installation contractor: income-based financing (tier one) and market-based loans(tier two). Information collected in the loan application will determine the tier the applicant will be considered for; guidelines can be found on our website. For both tiers, actual rates, terms, and loan amounts may vary based on factors collected during the loan application.

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If you are interested in becoming an authorized contractor with Michigan Saves, you can find more information here.

Organization Information

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Organization Documents

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- Mission and Vision
- Agency Organization Chart