Office of Drain Commissioner

Soil Erosion Program

Elliott Christensen
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue, Rm. 107
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: 269-384-8117

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC)

Kalamazoo County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program, established under Act 347 of 1974, as amended, with the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners adopts the Ordinance pursuant to the provisions Part 91 of the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, being Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, as amended.

On January 11, 2001, Part 91 was significantly amended by Public Act 504 of 2000. Public Act 504 intensified the enforcement process of the program to ensure better compliance with the Act by developers, owners, and contractors, and by making the enforcing agencies more responsible and accountable for providing State-compliant erosion control programs.

The Kalamazoo County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance, amended 2019, is intended to protect the residents of Kalamazoo County and the general public by regulating earth change activities which can injure the environment through erosion and the unnatural accumulation of sediment.

The Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Agents administer and enforce the Ordinance throughout all of the Kalamazoo County except within the territorial boundaries of a governmental unit that has adopted an Ordinance.

The following Municipalities are their own governing unit:

City of Kalamazoo 269-337-8026
City of Portage 269-329-4412