This is an expanded article that we answer on our FAQ as well.
Are you planning on getting a new pond built on your property? It is important to learn about what permit, may or may not be needed to build your new pond. There are many factors that can go in to determining if you will need a permit. Schlicht ponds recommends that you call your local municipality or township offices and ask about new pond permitting process.
In Michigan, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) typically handles permits related to water resources and environmental issues. Depending on the specifics of your pond project, you might need permits related to wetland protection, water quality, or dam construction, among others. The requirements can vary depending on the size of the pond, its location, and whether it may affect wetlands or waters of the state.
To determine whether you need a permit and to obtain the necessary permits, you should contact the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) but, we recommend dealing with your local municipality or township first.. They can provide you with guidance specific to your project and help you navigate the permitting process.
Schlicht Ponds offers permitting services. We can handle the process for you. If you are getting a new pond built by us, our team will work with the state and sometimes we can gain permits a bit faster then doing it yourself.
If you’d like to speak with someone from our team about the pond permitting process, please call 810-845-6070.