All archaeological exploration to be performed on state-owned lands, except for lands owned and controlled by the Mackinac Island State Parks Commission, is required to have a use permit. Please complete an application for permit to perform archaeological exploration on DNR-managed public land.
Applications to perform archaeological explorations on state-owned lands will be considered and may be approved if a proposed exploration is consistent with other public interest, natural resource values, and historical values.
Find more information at Explore Archaeology in Michigan.
If you have further questions, please contact:
Department of Natural Resources