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                         Welcome to the Tippecanoe County Surveyor's Office.

Your county surveyor is a constitutional officer of the county and is elected to a four-year term from the county at large. Please take a look around and enjoy your visit. Let us know if we can answer any questions.


The Surveyor's Office:

  • Oversees all section corners throughout the county
  • Reviews and inspects all new residential, commercial and industrial developments for compliance with the County Stormwater Ordinance
  • Supervises construction, reconstruction and maintenance of county drains and ditches

Responsibilities to the Public

The obligation of the Surveyor's Office to the people of this county is addressed in Indiana Code, Title 36, Article 2, Chapter 12, Sections 1-15 (IC 36-2-12). The County Surveyor's Office does not conduct individual private land surveys. The following is an outline of the responsibilities centered around and within our office.


  • Gets involved Department of Natural Resources
  • Develops drainage studies and specifications for all drains as needed
  • Ex officio member of the County Drainage Board, as required by state law
  • Investigates alleged drainage obstructions petitioned for removal by property owners, as required by state law
  • Manages the construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of all county regulated (legal) drains for the County Drainage Board, as required by state law
  • Supervises investments of the Regulated Drain Assessments
  • Maintains Tippecanoe County Regulated Drain Map

Phase II Stormwater Program

  • Participate in the Federal Stormwater Program
  • Manage and Coordinate Clean Water Act required by the U.S. EPA to establish the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program

Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality (TCPWQ)

  • Find out what's in our stormwater runoff!
  • Send us your comments!
Tippecanoe County Solid Waste Management District
  • Promoting safe disposal of household hazardous waste and recycling in Tippecanoe County

Ordinance Establishing Uniform Fee Schedule (PDF)

  • Erosion and Sediment Control for Individual Building Sites
  • Rule 13 requires Tippecanoe County to develop and implement a comprehensive Stormwater Quality Management Plan (SWQMP)

2023 Comprehensive Stormwater Management Ordinance

2023 Stormwater Technical Standards Manual
TCSO Policy Change Effective March 1, 2019 (Permit Process)


Section corners

GIS Mapping

  • Digital map of the Section Corner monuments and reference sheets (dossier)
  • GIS Policy Committee, President
  • Mapping of County Regulated drains, watersheds and GPS locations of the county tile network


  • Member of the County Subdivision Review Committee, the County Zoning Ordinance Review Committee
  • Reviews all "Plats of Subdivision" of county land in accordance with the County Drainage Ordinance



Click Here For PCB Information From Arconic Re: Elliot Ditch

                          Elliot Ditch Hotline: (317) 613-4515 


 Please click on the link below to watch video of proposed project of Elliott Ditch Capitol Improvement Plan​​:​
Elliott Ditch Capitol Improvement Plan Video​​​​​​

Comment Forms can be found HERE

​Elliott Landowner's Information is HERE

​​​​​Email filled out comment forms to ​Charles Dewes


​                                                                          **NOTICE**

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

Drainage Impact Areas