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Department of Public Health

Land Evaluations & Sewage Management

Campground Sanitation | Forms and Applications | Mobile Home Park Sanitation | Waste Water Dispersal | Real Estate Transfer | Subdivision Site Evaluation | Vacant Land Evaluation | Related Links | Home Owner's Guide

Public & Private On-site Water Dispersal

Permits are required for the installation of all new and repair on site water dispersal systems. Prior to the issuance of a permit, the site must be evaluated to ensure that it meets all of the requirements of the Ottawa County Environmental Health Code. Access this service by completing the request online, by downloading and following the instructions on the form, or by visiting one of our offices.

Vacant Land Evaluation

A program to preliminarily determine if a property is suitable for private home or semi public construction utilizing on site water wells and/or on site septic systems. Access this service by completing the request online, by downloading and following the instructions on the form,or by visiting one of our offices.

Subdivision Site Evaluation

A program to preliminarily determine if a property is suitable for a subdivision or site condominium utilizing on site water wells and/or on site septic systems. Vacant Land Evaluation Application for Future Subdivision Use and permit fee required.

Subdivision Review

A review and subsequent approval/disapproval of a formal submittal for the development of a subdivision or a site condominium utilizing on site water wells and septic systems. Engineered plans submitted by a professional and fee required.

Campground Sanitation

A program of licensing and inspection to ensure that campgrounds, both permanent and temporary are constructed and maintained in a sanitary manner. State of Michigan Campground License fee and county inspection fee required.

Mobile Home Park Sanitation

A program of licensing and inspection to ensure that mobile home parks are constructed and maintained in a sanitary manner. Engineered plans submitted by a professional person and State of Michigan Mobile Home Park License fee required.

Real Estate Transfer Evaluation Program

Prior to the transfer of ownership of any facility utilizing an on site water supply and/or an on site water dispersal system, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health must evaluate that water dispersal system and sample the water supply. The results of that evaluation shall be furnished by the seller to the buyer. Access this service by completing the request online, by downloading and following the instructions on the form, or by visiting one of our offices. The Real Estate Transfer Evaluation Guide tells more about why this review is completed and what the results mean to you.Despite changes in the real estate market, a large number of evaluations continue.

Related Links

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - The site has information specific to both Subdivision Control and Campground Division.

Michigan Department of Commerce - Mobile Home Park Division

Environmental Protection Administration



12251 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: (616) 396-5266
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