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200 E Berry Street Ste 350
Citizens Square
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 260-449-7625
Fax: 260-449-7627
Crew Phone: 260-449-7152

Allen County Surveyor
Allan D. Frisinger , PLS

Hydrologist/Office Manager
Larry Weber

Development Plan Review

MS4/Stormwater Quality Program Manager
Matt Jarrett, CMS4S

Drainage Board/Scheduling
Cheryl Zurbrugg

Project Status/General Office
Karen Couture

Drain Petition/Assessments
Joe Magsam

Drain Maintenance
Jeremy Freimuth

Cornerstone Fieldwork
Peter Jacobs

New Development Construction Inspection
Doug Sorrell

Field Representative
Jim Feller

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Land Use, Permitting and Inspections Satisfaction Survey

Citizens Square, Ste 350
200 E Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone: 260-449-7625
Fax: 260-449-7627
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

The County Surveyor's Office establishes and reestablishes all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Corner positions of the sectionalized lands in Allen County, monuments them and records their positional data in the Surveyor's Office. By statute, at least five percent of the corners must be checked each year. All legal surveys submitted to the County Surveyor's Office are recorded and maintained in a legal survey record book.

All Allen County Drainage Board actions are reviewed and processed through this office. Maintenance and reconstruction work on the county's 2,500 miles of regulated drains and ditches are designed, bid and managed by the Surveyor's Office. Assessments for drainage improvements are calculated by the Surveyor's Office. We also respond to and investigate petitions for the removal of obstructions in mutual drains and natural surface watercourses.

New development plans are reviewed by the Allen County Surveyor's Office. Some items of review include:

  • Primary plats
  • Secondary plats
  • Storm water detention calculations and designs
  • Erosion control plans
  • Construction details, plans, profiles and specifications
  • Watershed analysis
  • Pipe design calculations
  • Engineer's estimates
  • Revisions
A vertical control network of monuments and benchmarks is maintained by the Surveyor's Office. This network is constantly being expanded with the addition of new sites. Additionally a network of horizontal control monuments tied to the Indiana State Plane East Coordinate System is being developed. This system will aid in the development of the County GIS layers, future aerial photography and photogrammetric applications.

What We Do
  • Review of drainage problems and concerns
  • Repository for legal surveys and Section Corner information
  • Assistance with drain assessment concerns
  • Process Drainage Board petitions
  • Inspection of new development sites
  • Investigation of drainage complaints
  • Design new storm water facilities
  • Schedule maintenance work on drains and ditches
  • Invest funds while on deposit with the county
NPDES Phase II Storm Water Program

The Allen County Surveyor's Office administrates a countywide storm water quality management plan to comply with the regulations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Storm Water Program of the Clean Water Act. This program is dedicated to improving the quality of water within our streams and rivers. For further information, forms, ordinances, volunteer opportunities, and educational links and materials related to this program, please click the following link:

Water Quality Home Page