Surveyor's Office


The County Surveyor is a valuable asset to your county. Your County Surveyor has copies of old aerial photography and is a good source of survey data for local surveyors. They also have the following duties:
  • Maintains Bench Mark date files
  • Maintains cornerstones and witness posts
  • Maintains Section Corner date files - maps
  • Manages 2 budgets; Surveyor and Drainage Board
  • Member of County Plan Commission
  • Member of County Design Board
  • Member of MRBC (St. Mary’s River)
  • Member of St. Mary's Watershed Board
  • Member of UWRBC (Wabash River)
  • Perpetuates and maintains Section corners according to Indiana law (I,C 36-2-12-11)
  • Provides plat maps, topographical and aerial information upon request
  • Reviews private pond permits
  • Reviews subdivision, and commercial site development plans, storm water Management
  • Supervise office staff and Ditch Technicians
Adams County has 410 miles of Open ditches and 1340 miles of County Legal Tile, 125 watersheds of County budget and maintenance.

Please visit the Drainage Board section for construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of all regulated drains in the county.