A permit is required to perform work in the public right-of-way. Typical examples include sanitary sewer replacements, new driveway construction, and private utility installation. Permits are submitted to the Department of Transportation & Utilities.
As part of Part 91 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control, NEPA, State of Michigan PA 451, the City of Portage is a municipal enforcement agency for soil erosion control. Permits are submitted to the Department of Community Development.