The Monroe County Engineer must be a licensed professional civil engineer, is under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, and is responsible for the Secondary Roads Department.

  Monroe County, Iowa - Engineer

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ITS READY – We are pleased and excited to announce that the Monroe County Plat Book is ready and can now be purchased. You can buy them at the Engineer’s Office, Third Floor of the Courthouse. The cost is $20.00 + $3.00 postage (if mailed). Stop by to purchase one anytime.

Notice to Bidders - March 24, 2020

The County Engineer is responsible for construction and maintenance of the of the Secondary Road System in Monroe County. Monroe County’s road system has 614 miles of roadway. This includes 60 miles of paved roads; 493 miles of gravel roads, and 61 miles of dirt roads. The system also includes 160 bridges and numerous large culverts.

Engineering Duties include:

Design, construction, inspection and contract administration of Monroe County Secondary Road system road and bridge projects,

Department operating budget and construction program development,

Department personnel administration,

Accounting functions for Secondary roads,

Response to petitions, requests, or concerns regarding roadway condition and drainage, temporary road closures, and obstructions in the right of way,

Conduct Engineering studies including speed studies, road vacations, and traffic studies,

Subdivision roadway review and approval,

Entrance permit review and approval,

Permitting of utility or other work within the county road right of way,

Oversize/overweight vehicle permit issuance for county roads,

Section corner information, aerial photo information and bench mark information is available for public viewing,

Right-of-way information on Monroe County roads and construction projects.

Maintenance Duties include:

Surface repairs and maintenance – this would include rocking the County’s gravel roads, patching paved roads, pothole repairs, shoulder rocking, mowing shoulders and brush cutting,

County bridge and culvert repairs,

Ditch cleaning in order to allow proper drainage,

Snow removal on county roads,

Roadway sign installation and maintenance.

Office Address:
10 Benton Avenue East
Albia IA 52531

Shop Address:
6475 Highway 34
Albia, IA 52531

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am -  4:00pm

Phone Number:
641-932-7123 (Office)
641-932-2181 (Shop)

FAX Number:
641-932-2863 (Office)
641-932-5678 (Shop)

County Engineer:
Jeremiah Selby, P.E.

Assistant County Engineer:

Employees in the
Engineer's Office:

Road Superintendent:
Josh Foutch

Office Manager:
Chris Crall

Engineer Tech:
Jess Hutchinson
Brad DeMoss

Engineer's Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the Engineer's office

Iowa County
Engineers Association

Iowa Department
of Transportation

Iowa One Call
(call before you dig)


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