About the Department of Environmental Quality

  • Mission Statement

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality promotes wise management of Michigan's  air, land, and water resources to support a sustainable environment, healthy communities, and vibrant economy.

    Guiding Principles

    • Leaders in environmental stewardship
    • Partners in economic development
    • Providers of excellent customer service


    Our vision is to reduce public health and environmental risks, assist Michigan communities with addressing infrastructure needs, and build external partnerships to address Michigan's environmental issues through the authorities granted to us by the Michigan Legislature and Constitution.

Inside DEQ

Divisions & Offices

Working for DEQ