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Drain Commissioner

Development Drainage Rules and Fees

Development Drainage Rules

  • Purpose
  • Applicability to all Developments
  • Definitions
  • Preliminary Plat Requirements
  • Drainage District
  • Construction Plans
  • Requirements for Final Plat Approval
  • Severability Clause
  • Conflict with Local Ordinances

Appendix

  1. Check List
  2. Detention/Retention Basin Design Criteria
    • 1.0 General
    • 2.0 Development within 100-year Floodplain
    • 3.0 Design Criteria
    • 4.0 Hydraulic Design
    • 5.0 Peak Discharge - Rational Method
    • 6.0 Peak Discharge - SCS Method
    • 7.0 Peak Discharge - HEC-HMS & HEC-RAS
  3. 433-Agreements
  4. Sample Grant of Easement
  5. Sample Detention Basin Easement
  6. Sample Plat Restriction
  7. Permit Application
  8. Details of Underdrain, filtration trench, and sump pumps
  9. Review Fee Schedule
  10. Fence Policy
  11. Storm Water Management Policy for Bliss Creek, Huizenga, and Byron/Door Watersheds
  12. Acknowledgement

Drainage Fees

Development Review Fee Schedule
Preliminary Plat: 22 or less lots $ 200.00
23 or more lots $9.00 / lot
Resubmittal Fee - Expired Preliminary plat: $100.00
Resubmittal Fee - Redesign or conceptual change*: $50.00
*If there has been a redesign or conceptual change from that of the original submittal which requires an extensive review.
Mobile Home Park $250.00
Apartments and Condominiums $250.00
Site Condominiums $250.00
Industrial/Commercial Dev 10 acres or less $250.00
11 acres or more $350.00
Permit Fee: Permit to cross a County Drain with utilities, roads, drives & etc.: $50.00**
**If a violation occurs which results in the permit being revoked, a new permit must be obtained and a new fee paid: $100.00
Final Inspection Fee - Plat $200.00

Contact Us

Drain Commissioner

1500 Scribner Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

(616) 632-7910

(616) 632-7915

Ken Yonker
Drain Commissioner
ken.yonker@kentcountymi.gov

Staff

Douglas R. Sporte
Deputy Drain Commissioner
doug.sporte@kentcountymi.gov

Bradley R. Boomstra, P.E.
Senior Engineer
brad.boomstra@kentcountymi.gov

Angie E. Latvaitis
Civil Engineer
angie.latvaitis@kentcountymi.gov

Lani F. Brown
Drain Commissioner Assistant
lani.brown@kentcountymi.gov

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