Apply for a Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Permit

City Code requires a Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) plan to be prepared for any earth change which disturbs one or more acres of land, is on a parcel adjacent to public streets, or is within 500 feet of waters of the state. You must submit a plan with your permit application before a permit will be issued. Please review the checklist on the second page of the application to ensure that you include all requirements for an SESC plan. 

By Mail

Step 1.Prepare an SESC Plan

You are required to submit an SESC Plan with your permit application. Prepare your plan and make sure to include all items on the checklist included on the second page of the application. 

Step 2.Submit an Application

Print and complete the application and return it by mail to: 

City of Kalamazoo
Community Planning & Economic Development
245 N Rose Street Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

You can also scan the application and supporting documents and email them to development@kalamazoocity.org. Make sure you sign the application and include all required items on the SESC checklist.

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit Application(PDF, 223KB)

Step 3.Review & Payment

our application will be reviewed by our Building & Trades staff who may contact you if additional information is necessary. If your permit is approved, you will be notified by mail and receive an invoice with the total permit fees. Payment instructions will be included with the invoice. Review and approval of permits can take up to two weeks.

In Person

Step 1.Prepare an SESC Plan

You are required to submit an SESC Plan with your permit application. Prepare your plan and make sure to include all items on the checklist included on the second page of the application. 

Step 2.Submit an Application

Visit the Community Planning & Economic Development Office and pick up a copy of the application:

City of Kalamazoo
Community Planning & Economic Development
245 N Rose Street Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Complete the application and return it to our office during regular business hours. You can also mail it to the address above or scan the application and email it to development@kalamazoocity.org. Make sure you sign the application and include a complete SESC Plan that has all elements in the checklist.  

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit Application(PDF, 223KB)

Step 3.Review & Payment

our application will be reviewed by our Building & Trades staff who may contact you if additional information is necessary. If your permit is approved, you will be notified by mail and receive an invoice with the total permit fees. Payment instructions will be included with the invoice. Review and approval of permits can take up to two weeks.

By Phone

Unfortunately, we are unable to process permit applications by phone, but we are happy to answer questions about the process or help connect you with the our building & trades team. If you have questions, call 311 or (269) 337-8000.