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Floodplain Requirements for Fire Damaged Structures

Repair and Replacement of Structures Damaged by Wildfire
The President has declared a major disaster for Oregon as a result of major wildfires in late summer of 2020. The wildfires have resulted in serious damage to many homes and businesses, some of which are also in floodplains. The City of Talent Community Development Department urges owners of structures damaged by the flooding to be aware of the following information.
The City of Talent participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  All NFIP- participating communities adopted locally-enforced floodplain ordinances.  These ordinances contain standards for new and substantially damaged structures that are in identified Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA)s.  Maps of the identified SFHAs are available online on the Interactive Environment WebMap and may be in temporary Disaster Recovery Centers.
A substantially damaged structure is one that has damage, from any cause, equal to or exceeding 50 percent of the pre-damaged market value.  The City of Talent ordinances require that any new, or repair of substantially damaged structures meet minimum federal criteria of the SFHA.  Floodplain Development Permits for structures in the SFHAs must be obtained BEFORE starting any activities.  If your residence or commercial structure has been affected by the recent flooding and you are going to make repairs, please contact the City's Floodplain Manager, Zac Moody, at 541-535-7401 or by email at

For more floodplain information please visit the City's Flood Protection website by clicking the link below:
Floodplain Protection