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As a local public works agency headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, the Franklin County Engineer's Office is responsible for the maintenance and construction of 271 miles of county roadway and 351 county bridges, as well as upkeep of all county ditches, drains, retention basins, and other storm water facilities within the right-of-way of county roads in unincorporated areas. To meet the continuing development and infrastructure needs of Franklin County, the Engineer's Office utilizes the latest technologies for determining and maintaining roadway centerlines and boundaries; retracing and setting new monuments for original public land surveys; preparing geographic information system mapping for real estate tax assessments; and establishing precise countywide horizontal and vertical control to maintain uniformity in construction, surveying, and mapping.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO attended the Pre-Bid Information Session for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County which provided networking opportunities with minority owned businesses.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
#TeamFCEO participated in the Franklin County Futures Job Fair where we shared information about employment opportunities at our office. It was a great event!
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Smiley Road, between Fishinger Road and Hilliard-Cemetery Road, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023, for roadway maintenance. This closure is expected to last one day, weather permitting. Local Access will be maintained.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Thanks to everyone who attended the Opportunities Job Fair! We had a great time meeting with people excited to learn about our internship and seasonal opportunities at the FCEO. If you are still interested in joining #TeamFCEO, please visit https://www.franklincountyengineer.org/employment/ to learn more.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has declared a LEVEL ONE Snow Emergency. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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Surveyor’s Journal Entry Twenty-Five

Surveyor’s Journal Entry Twenty-Five

Surveying and Land Record Keeping Duties of Today’s County Engineer

Today, the Franklin County Engineer’s Surveying Department performs a variety of surveys to meet the continuing development and infrastructure needs of the county. Use of a countywide network of horizontal and vertical control monuments and the satellite Global Position System (GPS) enables the most accurate surveys necessary for the design of construction projects and the definition of road centerlines, property limits, and county, municipal and township boundaries.

The Tax Map Office maintains the County Auditor’s Geographic Information System (GIS) property base map and other information, such as road records, historical maps, annexation plats, and city ordinances. They also provide all of the information for the production of the Franklin County Highway Map and Atlas; assign addresses in unincorporated areas; answer annexation questions pertaining to past cases, and assist with the creation and approval of future plats and descriptions; review deed descriptions and survey plats for the transfer and recording of real estate deeds at the county courthouse; and locate new streets which are not yet shown on the county map.

The Records Management Office is a centralized area that stores and maintains the official records for the departments of the Franklin County Engineer’s Office. Stored information includes bridge and highway construction plans; survey field books; subdivision plats; historical highway and property maps; drainage plans; construction reports; right-of-way acquisition documents; and aerial photographs of the county from 1938, 1987, 1989 and 2000. Reproduction services for many of these items are available.

The spirits of early surveyors Rufus Putnam, Lucas Sullivant, James Kilbourne and Joseph Vance are alive and well in the work of today’s Franklin County Engineer’s Surveying Department.