Land Divisions Subdivisions and Site Condominiums
The ADMINISTRATIVE RULES governing ON-SITE WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL FOR LAND DIVISIONS AND SUBDIVISIONS were created under authority of Michigan's Condominium Act, Act 59 PA 1978 and Michigan's Land Division Act, Act 288, P.A. 1967 in conjunction with Michigan's Public Health Code, Act 368, P.A. 1978. This program is administered by Marquette County Health Department under contract with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
WHEN IS A REVIEW REQUIRED?
1) Exceeding the Number of splits Allowable
If you are splitting land and you exceed the allowable number of land divisions under Michigan's Land Division Act, you will need to submit plans to your local Health Department for review and approval before the new parcels can be platted and deeded. An explanation of the allowable number of splits of a parcel can be found HERE. These splits must be of a parent parcel in existence on or after March 31, 1997. Parcels split prior to this date are exempt from site reviews under The ADMINISTRATIVE RULES governing ON-SITE WATER SUPPLY AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL FOR LAND DIVISIONS AND SUBDIVISIONS apply to these splits. However, you must also adhere to other sanitary codes governing on-site water supplies and on-site sewage treatment that may apply.
2) Divisions of Less than 1 Acre
Land splits that result in parcels less than 1 Acre in size an made on or after March 31, 1997 , must submit plans to the local Health Department for review and approval under authority of the Administrative Rules before the new parcels can be platted and deeded. This applies to multiple land splits as well as splits resulting in a single new parcel of less than 1 acre. Splits falling outside of these requirements must adhere to other sanitary codes governing on-site water supplies and on-site sewage treatment.
THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS
Flow diagrams indicating the various stages in the review and approval process and the agencies involved can be found through the following links.
Land Division Act Flow Chart Local Health Department Approval Flow Chart
APPLICATION AND PLAN SUBMITTAL
Applicant must submit 3 copies of engineered plans to the Health Department for review. Plans must contain all of the required information out lined in the ADMINISTRATIVE RULES available at the above link. Soil evaluations conducted by your engineer must be witnessed by Health Department Staff.
Applicants must also submit the completed "Subdivision and Site Condominium Site Report" form. If the proposed split is classified as a site condominium a completed "Notice of Intent to Establish Condominium Project" form must also be submitted.
All forms and associated materials can be found at the following link:
Subdivision and Site Condominium review fees can be found HERE.