Well Permits & Evaluations

The Environmental Health program maintains records for on-site water supply wells dating back to the 1950s. Individuals with questions about their well construction and water quality should call 231-724-6208.

Muskegon County has had minimum installation standards in place for on-site well water supplies since 1956. Improperly located and/or constructed supplies are known to cause disease outbreaks and are at high risk for contamination. A permit is required for new drinking water well installation and major repairs to existing wells.

Regulations

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Fees

Appointments

Need to consult with an Environmental Health Officer? Staff have office hours from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. Other times are available by appointment. Call 231-724-6208.

Existing Well Supply Evaluations

Existing well supply evaluations are available for a fee. The evaluation is desirable for prospective buyers of a property utilizing a well water supply to ensure it is in good working order. This includes evaluation of the well for:

  • Age (to ensure the materials are acceptable for contact with potable water/drinking water),
  • Capacity of the water supply, and 
  • Water quality (water samples may be collected for bacteriological, partial chemical, and lead analysis).

Forms

Contact Information

For more information, call Environmental Health at 231-724-6208.