Drainage Board

2015 Drainage Board Officers
David S. Byers, President
Tracy Brown, Vice President
Thomas P. Murtaugh, Member
First Wednesday of every month at 10:00am (unless otherwise noted)
These dates & times are subject to revision by the Drainage Board
Tippecanoe County Building - Tippecanoe Room
2014 Outstanding County Officials Recognized

drainCOUNTY DRAINAGE BOARD - the Surveyor is an ex-officio, non voting, member of the County Drainage Board. In this capacity the County Surveyor is the technical authority on the construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of all regulated drains or proposed regulated drains in the county. The Board and Surveyor have jurisdiction over regulated drains. Regulated drains are drains established by either the Commissioners Court or Circuit Court of each county prior to 1965 or the Drainage Board since 1965. These drains are open ditches or tile drains or a combination.

The Surveyor also advises the Drainage Board in regards to compliance with the General Drainage Ordinance Establishing Storm Drainage and Sediment Control. The purpose of the ordinance is to reduce the hazard to public health and safety caused by excessive storm water runoff, to enhance ecomomic objectives and to protect, conserve and promote the orderly development of land and water resources within the county.


Drainage Impact Areas
Res.# 2011-02-DB/ S.W. Elliott Drain Branch #11
Res.#2006-03-DB/Berlovitz Drain
Res.# 2006-02-DB/Haffner Drain
Res.#2006-01-DB/JN Kirkpatrick Drain
Res.2013.01.DB Indian Creek Drainage Impact Area
Indian Creek Impact Resolution Exhibit A
Res.2013.01.DB.Indian Creek Impact Area.Exhibit B

Ordinances and Manuals

Comprehensive Stormwater Management Ordinance

Technical Standards Manual

Appendix D to Technical Standards Manual

Amended Ordinance Establishing Uniform Fee Schedule

No Net Loss Floodplain Policy

Forms and Applications

Maintenance Bond Form 2014

Rule 5 - Notice of Intent (NOI) Form

Fee Acceptance Letter

Application for Stormwater Permit

Application for Minor Subdivision Stormwater Permit

Residential Lot Stormwater Plot Plan Review Request

Stormwater Review Checklist of Individual Lots

Stormwater BMP Maintenance Agreement Form 2014

Petition to Encroach on a Regulated Drain


Recorder's Office Requirements for Recording Drain Petitions


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