Ditch Department Contact Information: Ryan Moran, Ph: 419-523-8759, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy Gerding, Ph: 419-523-8756, Email: email@example.com
All petition ditches are inspected annually by the Putnam County Engineer Drainage Department. To better maintain the petition ditches under maintenance, the Putnam County Engineer will begin spraying petition ditches located in the East half of the County in even numbered years, and petition ditches located in the West half of the County in odd numbered years.
Petition ditches have an easement along the top of the bank to be utilized by contractors for any maintenance work. Crops planted inside this easement will be subject to damage without compensation. Please plan accordingly.
The County Engineer is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all county highways. There are currently 327 miles of county road and 616 mile of roads under township jurisdiction. The County Engineer is also responsible for:
The Putnam County Engineer, under the direction of the county commissioners, is responsible for a wide variety of ditch and tile improvements through the Ohio drainage laws petition procedure. Forms for petitioning a ditch, tile, or waterway are available in the Engineer’s Office. There are approximately 775 miles of open ditches and 227 miles of tile ditches in Putnam County. There are Currently 390 miles of ditches on maintenance. Other responsibilities in regards to drainage are:
The County Engineer is responsible for constructing and maintaining all bridges under county and township roads. There are currently 270 bridges under the County Engineer’s jurisdiction of various types and sizes. The County Engineer is also responsible for:
The Putnam County Engineer’s office files and updates the following survey references:
Services & Policies
The Putnam County Engineer’s office provides a wide variety of services to the public which includes:
The County Engineer is responsible for replacing and maintaining all pipes with a diameter greater than 18 inches. There are currently 896 pipes of various types and sizes under county and township roads. The County engineer is also responsible for:
The County Engineer is responsible for producing, filing, and updating all tax maps. He is also responsible for reviewing all new descriptions of subdivisions. The County Engineer also files, updates and/or distributes the following maps: