Citations Affected: IC 36-9-27-69.5.
Synopsis: Drainage for developments. Requires a person who lays out
a subdivision of lots or lands outside a municipality to obtain the
county drainage board's approval of the plans and specifications for the
drainage of the subdivision tract before proceeding with development
of the subdivision tract. Specifies the standards that the plan and
specifications must comply with.
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 8, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Governmental and
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning local
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA
CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 69.5. (a) A person who lays out a
subdivision of lots or lands outside the corporate boundaries of any
municipality must submit plans and specifications for the drainage
of the subdivision. The county drainage board must approve the
drainage plan before the person may proceed with development of
(b) A drainage plan and specifications submitted to the county drainage board under subsection (a) must comply with the following standards:
(1) The plan must maintain the amount of drainage through the tract that existed when the tract was created. If any tiles are cut, broken down, or rendered useless during the construction activity on the tract, the landowner will be responsible for the repair, replacement, or relocation of the tile.
(2) The plan may not change the locations where surface water enters the tract and exits the tract from the locations that existed when the tract was created.
(3) Water which sheds off of a new structure, especially when the new structure is elevated or near a property line, or both, must exit the tract in the same location where it did when the tract was created.
(4) The plan must comply with this chapter.