Henry County Engineers Office

The following are the four departments the County Engineer oversees:

Department Listing

The County Engineer works with the County Commissioners and Township Trustees to carry out a wide variety of obligations. Some of which include:

County Highways: The County Engineer is responsible for the maintenance, repair, widening, resurfacing, and (re) construction of pavements and bridges in the County Highway System. 

Township Highways: The County Engineer serves as an engineer advisor to the Township Trustees for the maintenance, widening and repair of their highways

Bridges: The County Engineer is fully responsible for the bridges on both the County and the Township Highway System.  He performs the annual inspection and evaluation of the condition and load-carrying capacity of each bridge.  The statutes regulating this duty require a uniform method of procedure and record-keeping.

The Engineering Department is responsible for the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of all county highways, bridges and culverts.


For more information please contact:

E-mail: Henry County Engineer

Engineering Department

Surveying Department

Ohio Law mandates that the County Engineer create and organize the tax maps of his community.  These tax maps must be updated  on a daily basis to reflect changes in property ownership.  This responsibility entails creating and maintaining a detailed inventory of every parcel of land in the county.  A map must be drawn for every parcel of property in the county and this map must be to scale.  The scale required by law is at least one inch for every quarter mile, but heavily populated areas require a greater definition in the drawings.  The County Engineer must also ensure property surveying.  The County Auditor’s office uses these detailed tax maps as its official record for property tax purposes. 

The GIS department also assists the sheriff’s office, EMA, and other political subdivisions in the county.



For more information please contact:

E-mail: Dan Jenkins

Mapping (GIS) Department

County Highway Department

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The office of County Engineer evolved from the important role played by the County Surveyor in the first decades of Ohio’s Statehood

As early as 1785, Ohio served as a “laboratory” for development of the Public Lands rectangular survey system, and well into the 1800’s, the County Surveyor was charged with the tremendous task of clarifying land titles and boundaries.  After 1820, a movement for “internal improvements” swept through the state, and County Surveyors became increasingly involved in transportation-related projects: specifically the development of roads and canals. 

In 1935 the title of “County Surveyor” was changed to “County Engineer”

Today, the County Engineer is responsible for maintaining section corners and survey records for the County.



For more information please contact:

E-mail: Justin Niese

Call (419) 599-2327

Responsibilities of the Highway Department:

· Maintain County Roads and Bridges

· Snow and Ice Removal

· Installation and maintenance of guardrails

· Installation and replacement of traffic signs

· Designated ditch realigning and mowing

· Chip-Sealing

· Road grading

· Road berming

· Culvert and Bridge replacement

· Tree and brush trimming

· Other miscellaneous maintenance


For more information please contact:

E-Mail: Jay Agler