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P.A. 56 of 2012 Dock Permitting Process

In compliance with P.A. 56 of 2012, formerly known as SB 778, the Gerrish Township Police have been delegated the responsibility of the local entity dock permitting process referred to P.A. 56 of 2012. The Police Department has worked with the Township Attorney to draft the Dock Permit for usage in the 2012 season. All permits will be handled by Chief Hill or Sgt. Patchin and at this time, no permit fees will be charged to obtain a permit. We will use the 2012 season to monitor the Administrative time necessary for the permitting process and maintenance to evaluate any fee structure in the future. All permits issued will expire November 1, of the given year of the permit. The Township requires that the Township be named as an additional insured and proof of that will be necessary at time of securing the permit. The permit language is contained in the statute. Failure to secure the permit becomes a violation of the statute. We are looking forward to making this process as seamless and convenient as possible in order to guarantee lake access for all who want to visit our lake. The Police Department is prepared to begin permitting effective today. Please contact 989-821-5207 Ext., 286 or 287.