Flood Plain DevelopmentOrdinance 11-018 Adoption of the New Flood Rate Maps and the amendments to MSB 17.29 Flood Damage Prevention
A Flood Plain Development Permit is required prior to rebuilding or any other development within a Federally Designated Flood Hazard Area.
To determine if your project is within a Designated Flood Hazard Area please contact the Permit Center at 745-9822 or email
and request a “Flood Hazard Determination”. Please provide the street address, subdivision name, lot and block, or the township, range, section, and parcel number.
If your property is located within the 100 year flood, there is at least a 1% chance each year the land may be subject to a "100 year" flooding event.
In an effort to reduce losses associated with these flooding events and reduce the amount of losses, the Federal Government, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), requires all structures to obtain Flood Hazard Insurance. To be eligible to receive Flood Hazard Insurance all new development must conform to the minimum standards of development as described in MSB 17.29 Flood Damage Prevention.
A complete application must include both the MSB Flood Hazard Development Permit and the Elevation Certificate. A Registered Engineer or Surveyor must complete the elevation certificate.
If you have any questions please contact a Code Compliance Officer or FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, directly at http://www.fema.gov or 1-800-427-4661.