County Drains

Whitley County has an extensive drainage system that is comprised of underground tiles and open ditches.  Some drains are taxed which means there has been an assessment rate established and a maintenance fund exists.  Other drains are non-taxed which means they were established as county regulated drains, typically through the Commissioner's or the Circuit Courts, but an assessment rate has not been established and thus a maintenance fund does not exist.  Following are some statistics of the system:

Open Drains            207 drains 326 miles

Tiled Drains          1,278 drains 499 miles

Taxed Drains           692 drains 655 miles

Non-Taxed Drains   793 drains 170 miles

Total Drains          1,485 drains 825 miles

Functions and Services

Private Crossing of an Open DrainDrain Repair
Drainage Petitions and ApplicationsDrainage Assessments 2013 Collections
Toll Free County Contacts

Related Sites of Interest

Well & Septic PermitsFilter Strip Program
Erosion ControlWhitley County GIS