All grading and soil erosion complaints are required to be submitted by phone (734.794.6000 x43735), email ([email protected]), or in person (301 E Huron St). You will be required to submit your name, phone number and address and a detailed description of the alleged violation(s). Your name and contact information are confidential during the process and after completion. The inspector will go to the site and determine if there is a violation and, if so, what items need to be remedied.
Site plan and grading applications submitted to Planning & Development are reviewed for compliance with environmental ordinances prior to issuance of building permits and Certificates of Occupancy. Site plan compliance inspections are performed prior to issuance of Certificates of Occupancy.
Systems Planning Unit staff provides support to Planning & Development staff in the Construction Services in reviewing petitions involving the natural features and environmental impacts:
City Clerk's Office for City Code for documentation in new window. The chapters listed below are particularly important to the development review process.
Solid Waste Management
Unified Development Code (UDC)
Invasive Species List - Revised May 2004 (pdf)
Public Services Standards/Engineering Requirements
Some projects require review, approval, and or permitting by the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner, depending on specific circumstances.
Rules of the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner: Procedures and Design Criteria for Storm Water Management Systems
For more information on Environmental Codes, contact Jen Lawson at