What are the headaches of putting in a gravel / sand pit

Asked November 5, 2019, 2:05 PM EST

Who do I need to contact in the state of Michigan to see if it's possible to open a gravel pit?

Tuscola County Michigan

1 Response


There is no state supervisory authority over the siting of gravel pits. The siting of a new gravel pit is reviewed by the local government jurisdiction having zoning authority. That said, there is some state preemption of local government regulation of sand and gravel mines and Local governments can regulate but not prohibit natural resource extraction..

You are encouraged to contact the zoning administrator for the local government jurisdiction where you are considering the activity.