All Development within the floodplain is highly regulated due to its crucial conveyance component as wells as to help maintain some of the important natural resources and functions of the floodplain. Development includes, but is not limited to all new construction, filling, grading and paving. This will also include any substantial improvement or substantial damage improvement to an existing structure. Any reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition or other improvement in which the costs equals or exceeds 25% of the market value of the existing structure will require a Floodplain Development Permit and Substantial Improvement Application.

Get a building permit by visiting The Planning and Development Services Department before you do any construction, repair or flood-proofing on your property.

Floodplain and Construction Frequently Asked Questions