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Environmental Health Services

Health Department • Environmental Health Division
700 Fuller Avenue NE • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 632-6900 • FAX: (616) 632-6892

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.

Site Evaluation

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.

SepticSmart

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.

Contact Us

Health Department

   

700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Administration
Monday-Friday
8:00am-5:00pm

Public Health Clinics

(616) 632-7100

(616) 632-7083

Mark Hall, MD, MPH
Medical Director

Adam London, RS, MPA
Administrative Health Officer

Animal Shelter

740 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Monday-Friday: 9:30am-6:30pm
Closed for Lunch:
Monday-Friday: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Adoptions end 1 hour prior to closing.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

(616) 632-7300

(616) 632-7324

Environmental Health Services

700 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-6900

(616) 632-6892

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