Drainage Permit (PDF)
The Drainage Permit is needed when a land owner wants to install any drain tile on their land. The Drainage Permit is a flat fee of $100 and you will also have to pay to have it published in the local paper. The permit will run twice in the paper, and you will be billed for the publishing, separately, by the County Auditor. Before you begin work on your tile, you need to be put on the Drainage Board agenda, for your permit to be approved. Before the meeting you will need to bring a FSA map with all the work marked on it that you want to do, and also be able to explain to the board exactly what you want to do, If necessary you may need an engineer’s report on what the project plans all entail. Occasionally you may have to return to future meetings if the board requests any additional information prior to approval.