Permit Requirements

Department of Public Works Grand Blanc Township

New Construction/Remodel Permits

Thank you for choosing to build in Grand Blanc Township! To assist in the building of your project, the following information is provided to help navigate the process and requirements of the Department of Public Works (DPW).

Below and in sequential order, are the steps that need to be completed to receive final approval from the DPW for the project. Final approval from the DPW is required before a Full Certificate of Occupancy can be obtained through the Grand Blanc Township Building Department.

  1. Obtain a Sewer and Water Permit from the DPW
    1. First, pay the Tap/Capital Fees at Genesee County Water and Waste Services ($1,000 Water and/or $1,000 Sewer). Include a copy of the receipt in with the building packet you submit to Grand Blanc Township. You will not receive a Sewer and Water Permit from the DPW without your Capital Fee payment receipt from Genesee County Water and Waste Services. Once the plot plan has been approved, an invoice for the Sewer and Water Permit will be calculated. $2,600 for Water and/or $2,750 for Sewer. Wait for the contact from the Township's Building Department that your Permits and Invoices are ready for pick up.
  2. Pay for the Sewer and Water Permit and Water Meter(s) and MXU (meter reading device)
    1. Permit and equipment fees are made payable to Grand Blanc Township. An appropriate sized, locked, meter valve will be provided for your plumber to install at the time of payment. Note: All homes over 2,500 square feet are required to have a 1-inch water meter. Please see the enclosed Meter Detail Placement Sheet for more details.
  3. Schedule your Sewer and Water Inspection with the DPW by calling 810-424-2600, ext. 2903
    1. This is different from the Building Department's Sewer and Water Inspection, which is also required. Contact the DPW front desk, with a minimum of one business days' notice, to schedule. No Friday appointments for this inspection. This inspection must pass in order for the DPW to install your water meter.
    2. All new water main taps are performed by our contractor and will be scheduled through the DPW front desk. All residential water leads are 1 inch or larger. All size reductions are done at the water meter valve. All new Sewer main taps are performed by Genesee County Water and Waste Services. The Sewer main tap will have to be scheduled through them. Please see enclosed Sewer Lead Connection Details and GBT-15, 15A, and Meter Placement Detail for more details on our sewer and water connection requirements.
  4. Schedule the meter installation appointment with the DPW by calling 810-424-2600, ext. 2903
    1. Once the project has been plumbed according to the Water Meter Placement Details Sheet (included with the S/W permit), call the DPW front counter to schedule DPW installation of the water meter a minimum of one business day prior. The building must have permanent heat and siding/exterior finishes completed prior to water meter installation.
  5. Schedule the DPW Final Inspection with the DPW by calling 810-424-2600, ext. 2903
    1. When steps 1-4 are complete and towards the final stretch of the project, call the DPW front counter to schedule a DPW Final Inspection, with a minimum of one business days' notice. During the construction process, any existing public water or sanitary sewer feature(s) on the parcel of the project, is the responsibility of the Builder, until the Final Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
    2. The DPW Final Inspection is an inspection to check if all DPW Sewer and Water features on the property, as well as some privately maintained Sewer and Water features that will be maintained by the future owner of the project, are in working order. These features include, but are not limited to:
      1. Fire Hydrants and their auxiliary valve and valve boxes are in working order and being graded. (See attached GBT-11 D-Box and GBT 15/15A Curb boxes)
      2. Manholes adjusted properly to Grand Blanc Township Specifications (See attached GBT-9A water gate well and GBT-5 sewer manhole)