Environmental Health Services
Information about Contamination in Kent County
Knowledge of contamination in the soils or groundwater near or on a property may factor into the public health decision making process when evaluating or issuing a permit for a property.
To learn more information about properties and their proximity to potential sources of contamination please click below.
This is an external link owned and maintained by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.
Well & Septic Permits
All stated Permits & Evaluation services stated on this page is available on one application:Residential Well & Septic Application
A $50 processing fee applies to all applications cancelled prior to field work.
On-site Sewage Disposal Permits
Required permit for installation of on-site sewage disposal (septic) systems. Applications available at Kent County Health Department, Division of Environmental Health, 700 Fuller N.E. Call (616) 632-6900 for more information.
Private Water Supply Permit
Required permit for installation of on-site water supply (well) systems. Permit fee: $175.00, must be paid at time of application. Applications available at Kent County Health Department, Division of Environmental Health, 700 Fuller N.E. Call (616) 632-6900 for more information.
Real Estate Evaluation
Inspection and evaluation of private/home well and septic systems, often required before selling a home. Fee: $286.00. Call (616) 632-6900 for more information.
Program to determine if property is suitable for a particular type of development, and suitable for on-site well and septic systems. Call (616) 632-6900 for more information.
How often should a septic system be inspected? How do you know if your system is failing? SepticSmart is for property owners with a septic system.