Decatur County Surveyor
150 Courthouse Square
Greensburg, Indiana 47240
By State Statute, the
Decatur County Surveyor:
Supervises the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of
Regulated drains, previously referred to as "legal drains," are open
waterways, tiled drains or both that serve agricultural, residential and
commercial development by draining low lying areas. The County Surveyor
establishes standards for and supervises the annual maintenance of these
drains. The County Surveyor's Annual Report assesses the condition and
discusses the needs of the county's regulated drainage system.
Perpetuates the locations of survey section corners.
Sections corners are the official survey marker locations established by
the original surveyor working for the U.S. Congress. The County Surveyor
perpetuates the monuments and records their locations for use by land
Investigates alleged obstructions of drains and natural watercourses.
When a property owner alleges the obstruction of tiled or natural
drainage, he or she must request the person on whose property the
obstruction exists to remove the blockage. If the condition persists, the
affected party may petition the Drainage Board to order the removal of the
obstruction. The County Surveyor investigates the allegation and makes a
report at the Drainage Board hearing.