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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
Our Records Department manages thousands of records including maps, surveys, plats, etc., and using the RIM life cycle has helped keep them organized. Check out these key steps that may help improve your organization's records management. #RIMMonth
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Let’s help keep our roads safe by reducing distracted driving. Check out this video from the National Safety Council on how to safely prepare for your drive before you depart. #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Congratulations to Engineer Robertson and #TeamFCEO for being named “Local Public Agency of the Year” at the Ohio Department of Transportation 2021 Civil Rights Transportation Symposium. The award recognizes a Local Public Agency's commitment to diversity, equity, & inclusion in the transportation industry.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
NBC4i's Allen Henry joined Engineer Robertson and Bridge Engineer, Ed Herrick, to discuss the proposed infrastructure stimulus plan and how local roadways and bridges could benefit from the funding. Be sure to tune in to NBC tonight at 6:00 p.m. for the full story.
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
Meet Jimmy Garner! He's been with FCEO for over a year and currently works at our West Maintenance Facility. In his spare time, Jimmy enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends. Thanks, Jimmy, for being #TeamFCEO! #WorkerWednesday
Franklin County Engineer
Franklin County Engineer
April is Ohio Native Plant Month! Native plants are completely adapted to Ohio's growing conditions and are a source of food for our native insects, birds, and all wildlife. Therefore, we encourage you to visit www.ohionativeplantmonth.org/ to learn more about projects and activities.

Franklin County Engineer's Office
970 DUBLIN ROAD
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215
(614) 525-3030
fracoeng@franklincountyengineer.org
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Tax Map Department

Tax Map Department

TONY RETTKE, P.S.

Tax Map Administrator

“It is the responsibility of the County Engineer to maintain a current set of property ownership maps. These maps assist the County Auditor in keeping an accurate tax base” (Ohio Revised Code Section 5713.09).

The County Engineer has an office and staff in the Franklin County Administration Building, located at 373 South High Street, 19th Floor, Columbus, Ohio.  This office is known as the Tax Map Division.  The primary function of this office is to produce a set of maps which will display the current property boundaries, ownership, transfer dates, parcel numbers, acreage or lot number and subdivision names, as compiled from the information available from the Franklin County Records.  The following is a brief list of the Tax Map Division responsibilities and duties:

  • Update and maintain an accurate set of maps for the County Auditor
  • Check all real estate transfers for compliance to the “Transfer and Conveyance Standards of the Franklin County Auditor and the Franklin County Engineer” as well as the “Minimum Standards for Boundary Surveys”.
  • Check annexation plats for the County Commissioners regarding content and accuracy of the legal description and plat.
  • Check subdivision plats for compliance to the “Transfer and Conveyance Standards of the Franklin County Auditor and the Franklin County Engineer” as well as the “Minimum Standards for Boundary Surveys”.
  • Check Condominium Declarations for compliance to the “Transfer and Conveyance Standards of the Franklin County Auditor and the Franklin County Engineer” as well as the “Minimum Standards for Boundary Surveys”.
  • Maintain and create a comprehensive Highway Map for the entire county per Administrative Code.
  • Issue addresses for all new construction in the unincorporated areas of Franklin County.
  • Assist with the Location Based Response System (LBRS) initiative.