The BCEO Engineering
Department is a multi-disciplined group that initiates the project development process.
Our Planning Group is responsible for prioritizing short-range
and long-range construction projects. An important asset of this
group is the ability to search for and acquire local, state,
and federal funding sources so that additional projects can be
constructed while minimizing local dollars.
The Geographic Information
System (GIS) division uses digital mapping of Butler County for
the purpose of query, analysis, and generation of maps and reports.
Our surveyors attain topographic field data by utilizing GPS
equipment, performs construction layouts and any other surveying
needed for our projects.
The Design Group is
responsible for both in-house design and project management of
culverts, bridges, intersections, and any other roadway projects
on both the township and County system. Once plans are complete
they are given to our Right-of-Way Acquisition Group so that
appropriate work agreements and easements are obtained.
Additionally, the following
divisions fall under the Engineering Department:
The BCEO Traffic Division
is responsible for the engineering, design, installation, and
maintenance of all traffic control devices, including signals,
signage, and lane markings. Speed limits are also established
by this group, which conducts speed studies in some cases to
determine if a speed limit should be changed. Various traffic
studies are performed in the planning of future roadway projects
utilizing data that is collected and maintained by the Department,
including traffic counts and accident data.
reviews construction drawings for proposed residential subdivisions
and commercial developments within the unincorporated areas of
Butler County. To ensure new development follows the mission
of the County Engineer's Office, two major components of the
plan get evaluated -- traffic and drainage.
For more information,
click on the Development Services page below.
Tax Map / GIS
The Tax Map / GIS Department
is responsible for providing a map to assist the County Auditor
in preparing taxes. Ohio law mandates that the County Engineer
create and organize the map of his/her community. This tax map
must be updated on a daily basis to reflect changes in property
ownership. This responsibility entails creating and maintaining
a detailed inventory of every parcel of land in the county. A
map must be drawn for every parcel of property in the county
and this map must be to scale. The County Auditor's office uses
this map as its official record for property tax purposes.
To establish the county's
mapping system, all information from various public offices must
be utilized -- recorded deeds, subdivision plats, street dedications,
vacations, annexations, road records, etc. Tax Map is using GIS
technology to update and maintain the county's parcel information
as well as centerline mileage, addresses, and infrastructure
maintained by the Engineer's Office. The tax map is available
through an interactive webmap application which can be accessed
here via the BCEO web site.
The Tax Map Department
also approves legal descriptions prepared for the purpose of
transferring property, updates appropriate tax maps for each
property transfer, assists the public with locating property
and verifying ownership, and assigns all new addresses in unincorporated
Tax Map is located
on the 3rd floor of the Butler County Administration Building,
130 High Street, Hamilton, Ohio.
For an employee
contact directory, go to Contact