Fayette County - Ohio

Engineer's

Office

Office Ph: 740.335.1541

Garage Ph: 740-333-3556

Fax: 740.333.3573

Address:

 

Fayette County Engineer's Office

1600 Robinson Road

Washington Court House, Ohio 43160

Office Hours:

 

Monday thru Friday

7:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Under Emergency Conditions

24 Hours / 7 Days per Week

Staff:

 

County Engineer: Steven G. Luebbe, P.E., P.S.

 

 

Chief Deputy: Jason Little, P.E., P.S.

Highway Superintendent: Ron Longberry

Administrative Assistant: Diane Brown

Safety Coordinator: Myron Miller

Engineering Technician: David Batson

County Engineer . . . some of the requirements

As you may have noticed, the Fayette County Engineer's name is followed by the letters "P.E., P.S." All County Engineers in Ohio are required to be both, a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) and a licensed Professional Surveyor (P.S.).

To attain a Professional Engineer license, a degree from an accredited four year engineering college or university is required which grants eligibility to take an eight hour Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Upon passing, the title of Engineer Intern or E.I. is earned. Then an  internship for four years in the field of engineering is required. After passing an eight hour Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam, which demonstrates ones engineering proficiency, the  Professional Engineers license for Ohio from the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors is granted.

To qualifying as a Professional Surveyor, one must first graduate from an accredited four year engineering college or university. Additionally and at least 24 credit hours in surveying or related courses, as determined by the State Board of Registration. Now eligible to take an eight hour Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam and upon passing  the title of Surveyor Intern. or  S.I. is granted. After an internship for four years in the field of land surveying, an eight hour Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam is taken to demonstrate surveying proficiency. Upon passing the exam, a Professional Surveyors license for Ohio is earned from the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors

The reason for requiring both Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors licenses for the County Engineer is the knowledge and experience to carry out Section 315.08 of the Ohio Revised Code which states the county engineer "… shall prepare all plans, specifications, details, estimates of cost, and submit forms of contracts for the construction, maintenance, and repair of all bridges, culverts, roads, drains, ditches, roads … within and for the County." Additionally, the County Engineer reviews all land descriptions for deeds and prepares tax maps of all parcels in the county. To perform this service properly, he or she must have land surveying knowledge and experience.

The County Engineer must also have the engineering and surveying knowledge to work closely with the Township Trustees and the Ohio Department of Transportation in cooperative efforts to improve township roads and state highways. The County Engineer is also involved with the Regional Planning Commission in matters relating to our local highway system.