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Environmental Health Septic and Well Record Search

Environmental Health Policy Regarding Community Requests for Well and Septic Records

In an effort to respond to time-sensitive community requests, utilize clerical staff time as efficiently as possible and prioritize emergency and critical program work, the environmental health division must set policy regarding requests for records.  We understand the public needs to be able to access our records for many different reasons, but staff are unable to meet the on-demand telephone and front counter requests.

Beginning October 1, 2018, we ask that septic and well record requests from realtors, home inspectors, appraisers, contractors, potential buyers and sellers be submitted in writing, preferably on the following form to capture all of the information needed to research environmental health records.  It may take up to 5 working days to respond to a request when clerical workload is heavy.

A non-refundable record search fee of $5.00 per address will be collected before record searches will be performed.  Please be aware, however, that it is not unusual to have no records on file.
You can pay in person by cash, check, or charge.  You may also pay online by clicking the link below.  We cannot accept credit card payment over the phone.

Well and Septic Record Inquiry Form

Online Record Inquiry Payment

Record Inquiry Requests can be emailed to

Additional Resources for Record Searching

*The State of Michigan has a helpful well record search engine:  An account is not needed in order to search the records.  Under the section Well Location, choose Genesee County.  Under the section Well Address, fill in your street address.  For best results, enter the street name only.  Then click the search button.

*Older records can be searched for here:  however you cannot search for a single record- just an area.  Fill in the County and Township, then click the search button.  Unfortunately the records for this search will not come up in any particular address order- you must scroll through them.

*White this will not serve as a septic record, if you are interested in searching for underground storage tanks or closest areas of contamination, the DEQ has a mapping tool called Environmental Mapper.  You can input an address and see what the State shows.

Input your address into the “Access the Place Search” field,  then click the “Layers” button and select “Land Use Restriction”, “Environmental Management”, and “Brownfield Redevelopment” options.  Any pertinent locations will pop up on the map now and you can click site details.