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.

201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007
Phone: 269-384-8117

Jason Wiersma, Drain Commissioner

Zeña Vos, Deputy Drain Commissioner

Elliott Christensen, SESC Agent

Angel Warner, Administrative Drain Specialist

Anyah Preston, Soil Erosion Inspector/Drain Maintenance

Upcoming Public Meetings

City and partners work on response plans as floods are expected to continue

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.

How to Report Surface Water Pollution

City of Kalamazoo Public Service Week