- County Engineer
- Other Services
- Civil Engineers & Surveyors
- Boring & Excavation Contractors
- Pipe Suppliers
- Copy and Print Pricing
- Ottawa County Map - 2020 Edition
- Subdivision Improvement Standards
- Mail Box Replacement Policy
Civil Engineers & Surveyors Lists
The County Engineer's Office offers lists of civil engineers and surveyors in the area as a convenience and are not a recommendation. To obtain information on services they offer and/or pricing, please contact the entity or individual at the number listed.
Boring & Excavation Contractors Lists
The County Engineer's Office offers lists of contractors as a convenience and are not a recommendation. To obtain information on services they offer and/or pricing, please contact the entity or individual at the number listed.
Pipe Suppliers List
The County Engineer's Office offers a list of pipe suppliers as a convenience and are not a recommendation. To obtain information on services they offer and/or pricing, please contact the entity or individual at the number listed.
County Engineer Copy & Print Pricing
Effective January 1, 2007
- Small Prints (11 inches by 17 inches and smaller): $1 each
- Large Prints (larger than 11 inches by 17 inches): $2 each
Copies are also available to print through the Ottawa County GIS portal.
We can email copies of documents for free! Please email the County Engineer with your request.
For additional assistance please call us at 419-734-6777, we will explain the procedure and fees involved.
Obtain the 2020 Ottawa County Map Via Mail
The Ottawa County Map 2020 Edition is now available. To obtain a copy please mail $3 ($2 for the map and $1 for return postage) to:
The Ottawa County Engineer's Office
8247 W State Route Number 163
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
Pick up the Map in Person
If you are in town and wish to stop by you may pick up a copy at our office. If you are an Ottawa County resident, or own property in Ottawa County, the first map is free. Each additional copy is $2.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the County Engineer Department.
Subdivision Improvement Standards Manual
This Subdivision Improvement Manual, created by the Ottawa County Engineer's Office, is to be used in conjunction with the Ottawa County Subdivision Regulations in the development of residential real estate in Ottawa County. This Manual provides guidelines for acceptable design of the roadways, storm drainage, utility placement and other ancillary improvements generally associated with the development of a residential community.
Sewer & Water
The provision of, and requirements attendant to, sanitary sewer and potable water service for any development need to be integrated into the over all plan, but are directly administered by the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineer or another public or quasi-public agency in the County, Consultation with the appropriate entity is required.
It is our belief that this manual provides the basic criteria for a successful project design, however contact the Office of the Ottawa County Engineer should any questions arise.
Obtain a Copy in Person
A copy of the improvement standards are available at our office for a cost of $10 per set.
Review Fees have been revised, effective January 1, 2020. The new schedule is in the Subdivision Improvement Standards, Section 5.
County Engineer Snow Clearing
The Ottawa County Highway Department has approximately 324 lane miles of roadway to clear of ice and snow during any given storm. This is done on a normal basis with seven trucks and very skilled drivers. This mileage does not include the travel distance to start each route. Depending on visibility and road conditions the average time for each driver to complete each round is three to four hours. There has also been a safe speed established of 30 to 40 mph while plowing snow.
The mailboxes along these county roads are of importance to us and we do not try to destroy them on purpose. However, due to weather conditions some do get damaged. Factors that may lead to box damage may include, the amount of snow on the road, the wetness of the snow, and the distance of the mailbox from the road.
Stop for a second to ponder this thought, one snowball the size of a regular mailbox may weigh six pounds. Now imagine that six-pound snowball traveling at 30 mph and hitting your mailbox. Many times it is the snow, not the plow, that does the damage to the mailbox.
The Ottawa County Highway Department will replace the mailbox if the following conditions were met:
- The mailbox was damaged due to the snow or plow hitting the mailbox
- The request is called in or emailed the following regular business day after the mailbox was damaged
- Only the property owner or caretaker of the property may report the damage
The Ottawa County Highway Department will replace the mailbox with one 4 inch by 4 inch wood post, one standard metal mailbox, one boxboard, and the necessary screws to attach the previous all together. If a total replacement is not necessary only the items required from the previous list will be used. The expensive plastic mailboxes will not be replaced.
Keep Your Mailbox Safe
Here are a few tips to ensure that your mailbox will help to weather out the winter storms:
- Keep the mailbox as far from the white line as practical
- Snow removed from your driveway should not be placed on the roadway
- Mailbox posts must be break away and cannot be mounted on anything bigger than a 4 inch by 4 inch wood post
- Place a deflector on an independent post in front of your mailbox