Flood Plain Regulations

FLOOD HAZARD REGULATIONS. The federal government has required local units of government to adopt building and development regulations which restrict activities on land designated by federal special flood hazard maps as being subject to 100-year flooding. These regulations are filled under County Ordinance Chapter 720 "Flood Plain Regulations". They are fairly restrictive and allow only limited development activity without variation of the regulations.  In addition to a building permit application a Flood Zone Development Application must be filed for all building projects located within a designated flood zone.