Drainage Board

**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


Beginning at 8 a.m. June 15, 2020, the County Surveyor’s Office will  be fully staffed. We encourage the public to follow  guidelines as set forth by the Governor and noted as Phase 4 of the State's re-opening.


​Surveyor Zach Beasley ​​

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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

2020 Drainage Board Meeting Dates

2020 Drainage Review 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.

Click Here For PCB Information From Arconic Re: Elliot Ditch
Elliot Ditch Hotline: (317) 613-4515
Email: elliotditchquestions@gmail.com
Standing Water Flowing Down a Drain

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Agendas and Minutes From 2016 and Older

2020 Drainage Board Officers

  • Thomas P. Murtaugh, President
  • David S. Byers, Vice President
  • Tracy A. Brown, Member

Questions/Comments/Concerns: Email the Drainage Board.

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.)

Drainage Master Plans

Drainage Impact Areas

Ordinances & Manuals

Forms and Applications Cont'd

Stormwater Storage Fee Areas