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2024 Drainage Board Officers

  • David Byers, President 
  • Tracy Brown, Vice President
  • Thomas Murtaugh, Member

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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County 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 economic objectives and to protect, conserve and promote the orderly development of land and water resources within the county.

 Tippecanoe County Regulated Drain Map

(Note: This map is strictly for visual representation. Changes are constantly being made by the Drainage Board to County Regulated Drains. For more detailed and updated information, please contact the Tippecanoe County Surveyor's Office at (765) 423-9228.)

​Beginning March 1, 2021, The Surveyors office will be open with full staff for normal operations from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The office will not be closed during lunch hours. ​ ​  Digital Submittals are still recommended.
​Thank you,​​​ ​ ​
​Zach Beasley​​ ​

​                                       **NOTICE**

​Using the surveyor@tippecanoe.in.gov email address for ALL correspondence to this department will ensure prompt attention to your email inquiry. Thank you.

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  • 10 a.m. (Unless Otherwise Noted)
  • 1st Wednesday of Every Month
  • Tippecanoe County Building
    20 N 3rd Street
    Tippecanoe Room
    Lafayette, IN 47901

PLEASE NOTE: There are monthly time slots set aside for project meetings with the County Surveyor and review consultants. Please see TAC meeting dates below. ⇩     

2024 Drainage Board and TAC Meeting Dates
2024 Drainage Board Submittal Packet
TCSO Policy Change Effective March 1,  2019 New Policy (Permit Process)

Note: These dates and times are subject to revision by the Drainage Board.

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