The Vanderburgh County Engineering Department is located on the third floor of the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse. The Department is under the jurisdiction of the Vanderburgh County Board of Commissioners. The Department's six employees work closely with other local, state, and federal agencies; utility companies; land developers; contractors; and consulting firms.
View a copy of the 2013 Road Hearing presentation.
View the 2013 edition of Vanderburgh County's Road and Street Listing.
View a copy of the June 2012 Illicit Discharge presentation to the Board of County Commissioners.
View a copy of Vanderburgh County's Subdivision Traffic Sign Specifications.
View the results of Vanderburgh County's MS4 program audit from March 2010.
View a copy of Vanderburgh County's MS4 program audit presentation from March 2010.
View Vanderburgh County's Stormwater Information Page.
View a copy of Vanderburgh County's Drainage Ordinance (follow link to Title 13, Chapter 4).
There are more than 560 miles of publicly (County) maintained roads in the unincorporated areas of Vanderburgh County. The County Engineering Department provides technical advice and assistance concerning non-routine maintenance and/or rehabilitative construction to the County Highway Department and the Board of Commissioners of Vanderburgh County. The Department is also responsible for contract projects let through the Board of Commissioners for work to be done on publicly maintained roads.
The County Engineering Department maintains and is the repository for the bi-annual County Bridge Inspection Reports. The most recent (2008) Report lists the location and condition of each of the 151 publicly (County) maintained bridges in Vanderburgh County. The Department is also responsible for contract projects let through the Board of Commissioners for work to be done on publicly maintained bridges. Unlike the roads, where the Department only has jurisdiction in the unincorporated areas of the County, the Department has jurisdiction over all of the publicly maintained bridges in all areas of Vanderburgh County, including within the limits of the City of Evansville and the Town of Darmstadt.
Please note that Vanderburgh County does not have jurisdiction over State Highways. The Indiana Department of Transportation is responsible for all maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction duties on all of the roads and bridges in the state and national highway systems within the State of Indiana.
The County Engineering Department reviews the road plans for all new subdivisions within the unincorporated areas of Vanderburgh County. The County Engineer serves as an adviser to the Board of Commissioners when that body's approval is sought for those same road plans.
The Department also conducts inspections of all subdivisions under development in the unincorporated areas of Vanderburgh County to verify compliance with both County standards and the approved plans for the subdivision. Inspections generally cover road construction, storm sewer facilities, surface drainage facilities, finished site grading, and proper vegetative cover.