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1 W Hill St Ste 205
Wabash, IN 46992
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Website: areaplan.wabashcounty85.us
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Is a permit required to build a pond?
All lakes, ponds, or other earthen structures 100 sq feet or greater require a "Special Exception" before being constructed.




REQUIREMENTS FOR POND PERMITS

SECTION 3.1 PAGE 9 OF COUNTY ORDINANCE
ALL PONDS, LAKES, OR EARTHEN STRUCTURE 100 SQ FT OR GREATER REQUIRES A
SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION PROCESS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS.

PERMITTED ZONES
Permitted in all zones except "SC"

SPECIAL EXCEPTION PERMIT FILING FEE $40.00

SECTION 4.9 PAGE 23
REQUIRED SETBACKS FROM PROPERTY LINES, PUBLIC ROADS

FRONT 100 FT STATE ROAD 105 FT
SIDE 100 FT PRIMARY CO RD 100 FT
REAR 100 FT SECONDARY CO RD 100 FT

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Visit local county NRCS office for soil types at site location.

Plans must be approved by Wabash County Surveyor and Wabash County Drainage Board.

Wabash County Surveyor / Drainage Board

1 Pond construction within the drainage easement of a regulated drain requires Wabash County Drainage Board approval.
2 If a pond is designed to outlet into a regulated county drain, prior approval must be obtained from the county surveyor
3 Avoid contact with or damage to subsurface tile drains. Any damaged subsurface drain shall be repaired or relocated to comply with drainage standards.
4 Construction activities, including erosion, must not obstruct any existing drainage facility, regulated or non-regulated.

Wabash County Highway

1 A setback of One Hundred (100) feet from the centerline of any county road is required.
2 No direct outlet into any county road side ditch will be allowed.

3 No fill may be placed within Ten (10) feet of the road right-of-way, unless prior approval is granted by the Wabash County Commissioners.


A DRAWING OF PLOT WITH POND, ASSOCIATED BUILDINGS, OVER FLOW / WATER DISCHARGE PLAN, SURFACE WATER INTAKE AND DRAINAGE RUN-OFF ESTIMATES, DAM SKEMATIC, AND REQUIRED SETBACKS DISTANCES MUST BE PROVIDED.
ADJOINING PROPERTIES WITH STRUCTURES MUST BE IDENTIFIED. ALL CURRENT TILE DRAINS MUST BE IDENTIFIED.

THE REGULATIONS FOR PONDS ARE ADMINISTERED AND REGULATED BY THE WABASH COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF USDA HANDBOOK #590 AND THE WABASH COUNTY NRCS.
FOR QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

WABASH COUNTY PLAN COMMISSION
WABASH COUNTY COURT HOUSE
ONE WEST HILL STREET
WABASH, IN 46992
TELEPHONE 260-563-0661
EXT 267 MIKE EXT 252 TONYA
FAX 260-563-3451
plandirector@wabashcounty.in.gov

WABASH COUNTY PLAN COMMISSION
Wabash County Court House
One West Hill Street, Suite 205
Wabash , In 46992
Telephone 260-563-0661
Fax 260-563-3451



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