FIRST, read about the approval process. Make sure that you consider the “Standard Turnaround Time” of the approvals that apply to you when developing the schedule to develop your business, or tackle your household project. When renewing approvals, assure that you re-apply with enough lead time to allow the Department to develop your new approval.
SECOND, answer “yes” or “no” to the “Twenty Questions”. This will help you determine which categories of approvals you may need.
THIRD, based on your answers to the “Twenty Questions,” go directly to the descriptions or fact sheets of the pertinent approvals. These descriptions have one or two questions at the beginning that will help you determine whether that particular approval may be required. Each approval description answers the following questions, where applicable:
FOURTH, contact the approval program directly or go to the MDE permit forms download page in order to obtain the applications you need. The individual program contacts can help you fill out the applications. These program contacts are on each individual approval description or fact sheet or in the MDE Contacts directory.
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