Office of Drain Commissioner
The Drain Commissioner (and Soil Erosion) Office encourages you to submit your plans electronically whenever possible. If you need personal assistance, please call us and, if needed, request an appointment (even last minute) to meet in our offices or in the field. If you come to the County Administration Building, we will be happy to meet you in front and escort you to our office. Call 269-384-8117 for help.
Jason Wiersma, Drain Commissioner
Jeffrey VanBelle, Deputy Drain Commissioner
Elliott Christensen, SESC Agent
Zeña Vos, Administrative Assistant
As of June 19th 2018, 7 new United States Geologic Survey wells in Kalamazoo County indicated record high groundwater levels. Last quarter 11 (different ones) of the total 21 wells were at record highs. Many people in Kalamazoo County are continuing to suffer water in their homes and this condition is expected to continue for a few more months. Please hold them in your thoughts.
Kalamazoo County Drain Commissioner
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:00 PM by appointment only
We are closed for the following holidays:
|New Years’ Day||January 1|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Third Monday in January|
|President’s Day||Third Monday in February|
|Memorial Day||Last Monday in May|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||First Monday in September|
|General Election Day||First Tuesday after November 1st|
|Veterans Day||November 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Fourth Thursday in November|
|Day after Thanksgiving Day||Day after Thanksgiving|
|Christmas Eve Day||December 24|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
|New Years’ Eve Day||December 31|
When any holiday above falls on a Sunday, the next following Monday shall be observed as the holiday. When any holiday above falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as the holiday.
When December 25th falls on a Saturday, causing the observance of the holiday on Friday, December 24th, then Thursday, December 23rd will be the observance day for the December 24th holiday. When December 24th falls on Sunday, the observance day will then be Friday, December 22nd.
Our Mission is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of Kalamazoo County citizens, the protection of surface waters and the environment, and to promote the long-term environmental sustainability of Kalamazoo County by providing storm water management, flood control, soil erosion controls and education.