This question is often asked for insurance or mortgage purposes in addition to making building plans. If you’ve been removed from the flood-plain for insurance purposes, it does not remove the lot or structure from the floodplain for construction purposes.
Building in a floodplain is allowed with restrictions. Building in a floodway is generally not allowed.
To determine if you are in a floodplain, connect with the County’s GIS/ Maps link on our website, zoom to the property by one of the several search options available, and query the floodplain layer on the map.
The mapping program will identify the 100-year flood zone, the 500-year flood zone, the floodway zone, or indicate if there is no floodplain.
Information on the GIS link will also include the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain map information for insurance and mortgage requirements. This will include the Community Number, Panel Number, and Effective Date.