In July 2016, City Council passed an ordinance requiring that anyone applying pavement sealcoat within the City limits must register with the City of Dexter prior to applying the sealant. The purpose of this ordinance is to prevent the application of coal tar based products, which have demonstrated to be health and environmental risks. Such risks include increased cancer risk to humans and impaired water quality in streams. A copy of the permit may be found on the City’s website at: dextermi.gov/sites/dextermi.gov/files/client_files/forms/Seal_Coat_Applicators_Application_12-21-2016.pdf .
Applying sealcoat in the City or allowing sealcoat to be applied to your property without a permit is a violation of the Ordinance and shall carry a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both. (City Ordinance 2016-3).