Drain Commissioner & Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Jackie Fitzgerald

Karla Miller
Drain Commissioner / Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Services Building
14485 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 592-0103
Fax: (231) 592-9446

Email Karla


8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

For more information and assistance contact:

Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Grand Rapids District
(616) 356-0500


6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Mecosta Township Hall
19729 11 Mile Rd., Big Raids, MI
Click here to see the complete notice.
Click here to see Frequently Asked Questions.



Drain Commissioner's Office:

  • Construct, repair, and maintain 39 county drains
  • Inspect and maintain 7 lake level structures
  • Member of the following lake improvements boards:
  • - Brady Lake Improvement Board
  • - Jehnsen Lake Improvement Board
  • - Tri-Lakes Improvement Board
  • Mecosta County Parks Board Member

Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Department/Certified Enforcing Agency:

  • Review and approve plans
  • Issue Soil Erosion Permits
  • Inspect construction sites

Review and approve storm water drainage plans for plats, site condos, mobile home parks and other developments.

Assist the general public with problems related to flooding and other drainage complaints and concerns.

It is a privilege and an honor to serve Mecosta County’s citizens, businesses and municipalities.

We believe that government must be open, accessible and user-friendly. To that end the Mecosta County Drain office opens its doors to serve the public in whatever manner possible.

Freedom of Information

Drain Commissioner - Freedom of Information Act Procedures

Mecosta County FOIA Policy


Drains & Erosion Protection


Maintenance Requests and Drain Use Permits

Related Links

Soil Erosion Fees and Permits

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2018 Dam Inspections

Blue Lake
Chippewa Lake
Horsehead Lake

2017 Dam Inspections

Long Lake
Pickerel Lake
Pretty Lake


Michigan's Drain Commissioners - A Legacy of Property and Resource Protection