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Floodplain Construction and Permits
The requirements are different in a regulated floodplain. Additional rules and permitting requirements apply to new construction, additions or renovations, even grading the soil in the floodplain.

Can I build or renovate in a floodplain?

Floodplain Construction FAQs

Applying for a Floodplain Development Permit

Elevation Certificates 

Flood Insurance Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-34)

Protect your Home from Flood Damage
(Video from Federal Alliance for Safe Homes)

Homeowners’ Guide t​o Retrofitting Floodprone Structures 
(FEMA publication) 

Engineering Principals for​ Retrofitting Floodprone Structures (FEMA publication)