Temporary Licensing

The Temporary Campground License Application is a triplicate form and may not be downloaded or copied. Please contact your local DHD#10 office to get the application.

The campground program is responsible for the design, approval, and licensing of public campgrounds. Michigan’s Public Health Code, 1978 PA 368, as amended (the Act), and the administrative rules adopted pursuant to the Act establish the requirements for building and operating a campground. A license from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is required to operate a campground in the State of Michigan.

There are over 1200 public campgrounds licensed in the State of Michigan.

Businesses, local units of government, and the general public have access to direct one-on-one assistance or referral to EGLE’s network of technical staff by calling 800-662-9278 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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EGLE – Campgrounds
Steps for Obtaining Temporary Campground License


District Health Department #10 is under contract with EGLE to provide annual inspections of Temporary Campgrounds.



Complaints & Investigations

Distinct Health Department #10 will investigate the public health significance of any complaint related to a campground.


Complaint Form