What We Do
Duties and Responsibilities of County
Knox County Engineer has
jurisdiction as the elected official overseeing the County Engineer's Office,
the County Highway Department,
and the Tax Map Department.
The County Engineer is responsible for the
approximately 400 miles of county roads and 272 bridges (over 20 ft.
span) on both county and township roads. The County Engineer also acts
as an advisor to the townships with regard to township roads, and as an
ex-officio member of Knox County Regional Planning Commission as
advisory to the organization.
handles administrative duties such as accounts payable and receivable,
purchasing and invoicing, payroll, project and contract administration,
permit applications, road right-of-way, mileage certification, and
coordination with all other county departments and governmental
agencies, (city, villages, township, and state).
duties include warm weather activities of ditching and berming,
roadside mowing, tree trimming, asphalt patching and resurfacing,
bridge and culvert repair and replacement. In winter, the primary
function is snow removal and emergency pothole repairs. Funding for the
Highway Department is exclusively from motor vehicle registrations and
from gasoline tax, not real estate taxes as many people mistakenly
Tax Map Department
is responsible for approving all deed transfers within the county.They
also maintain all of the county property maps both in traditional hard
copy format and in digital GIS format, which is made available on the
internet.In addition, they assist the public with a variety of property
issues and create customized maps.
The activities of the Knox County
Office, The Knox County Highway Department and the Tax Map Department
detailed in a published annual report available at the Engineer's