Drain Commissioner

Find an interactive map of Cass County's drains below.


On November 17, 2016 the Cass County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that transferred the Cass County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation (SESC) Program from the Drain Commissioner's Office to the Cass County Conservation District.


The Conservation District is located at
1127 E State Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031 

It is in same building as the Farm Service Agency and NRCS office. Korie Blyveis, the District Manager has obtained the DEQ's SESC comprehensive certification to administer the program. She can be contacted by phone at 269-445-8641, ext 5, or email Korie Blyveis.

The effective date of this transfer is December 1, 2016.


The Drain Commissioner is a statutory officer elected on a partisan basis every four years. He is responsible for the administration of the Drain Code of 1956, as amended. The duties of the Drain Commissioner include the construction and maintenance of drains, determining drainage districts, apportioning costs of drains among property owners, and receiving bids and awarding contracts for drain construction. 

The Drain Commissioner also approves drainage in new developments, subdivisions and maintains court decreed lake levels. The office also is the administrator for the Cass County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program along with the Cass County Survey and Remonumentation Program.

Water Quality

Help keep the waters of Cass County clean. For more information visit the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission website.

  1. Jeff VanBelle

    Drain Commissioner
    Phone: 269-445-8611 ext. 315

  2. Drain Commissioner

    Physical Address
    340 N O'Keefe Street
    Located at Road Commission
    Cassopolis, MI 49031


    Monday through Friday

    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.