As required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Code of Federal Regulations, National Flood Insurance Program, (NFIP) 44 CFR Part 60.3(a)(1), no work of any kind may begin in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) until a Floodplain Development Permit is issued. The permit shall be for all structures and for all development, including fill and other activities, as set forth in the Floodplain Ordinance.
Examples of such activities include but are not limited to new construction, reconstruction, rebuilding, placement of manufactured homes, placement of small outbuildings, fences, walls, clearing of trees and other vegetation, placement of driveway culverts or bridges, long term storage of equipment and materials or any man‐ made change to improved or unimproved real estate such as dredging, drilling, excavation, filling, grading, logging, mining, or paving. The floodplain development permit requirement is intended to allow the City to monitor activities located in the SFHA to ensure the following:
Base flood elevations do not significantly change as a result of development
Buildings in floodways and floodplains are constructed and maintained properly
Substantially damaged/improved buildings are brought into compliance with current floodplain regulations.