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Floodplain Information

Building in the Floodplain

Floodplain management is a community-based effort to prevent or reduce the risk of flooding, resulting in a more resilient community.

Click here to view the Interactive Floodplain Map. ​If you are unsure if you are within the floodplain, please contact the Planning Department before submitting plans.​

If your lot lies within the Floodway, building is typically prohibited. 

If you are building in the Floodplain, your plans will require review by a Floodplain Manager. You will need to submit a Floodplain Management Application and a valid Elevation Certificate. The fee for Floodplain Review is $332.00. 

Debris Removal in the Floodplain will also require Floodplain review. This will require a Floodplain Management Application and a site map clearly showing:
-building footprint
-tax lot
-highest and lowest point of elevation
-a temporary storage location

Applications and Forms
Floodplain Management Application
Floodplain Management Application - Debris Removal
Debris Removal Checklist


Change Your Flood Zone Designation

If you believe your property was incorrectly identified as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), you may submit an application to FEMA for a formal determination of the property's location and/or elevation relative to the SFHA. This is called a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) request.

Click here for a review of this process and for more information.