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Floodplain Development Permits: Quick Bites






Overview of REGULATORY requirements: What is development? When is a permit required?


This video explains the goals of floodplain regulation and what is considered “development” under the National Flood Insurance Program. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
*Please note these videos cover the national minimum standards. Please check New York and local building codes for additional requirements. 
Video Length: 2 Minutes 40 Seconds


Local Floodplain Development regulations

This video addresses how local communities exercise floodplain management authority through their floodplain management ordinances, which regulate development in the floodway and floodway fringe. The video also covers several common exemptions to development regulations. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
*Please note these videos cover the national minimum standards. Please check New York and local building codes for additional requirements.
Video Length: 9 Minutes 24 Seconds
 

Floodplain Development permits Forms




Floodplain development permit application

Form-Fillable Floodplain Development Permit Application

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Floodplain Developemnt Permits Tools




Compliance with floodplain MANAGEMENT standards NYC DEC

 

NYS DEC Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety Floodplain Management Section, Compliance with Floodplain Management Standards Checklist

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Plan Review Checklist - A Zones


 NYS DOS Division of Code Enforcement and Administration, Plan Review Checklist – A Zones

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PLAN REVIEW CHECKLIST - V ZONES


NYS DOS Division of Code Enforcement and Administration, Plan Review Checklist – V Zones

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FEMA Checklist for Permit Review


 FEMA Local Officials Guide for Coastal Construction Appendix A, Permit Review Checklist on Page A-8

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Floodplain Development Permits Resources


 

Ordinance Administration


FEMA NFIP Floodplain Management Requirements Study Guide and Desk Reference (2005), Unit 7 Ordinance Administration. Unit 7 discusses the steps needed to administer a floodplain management ordinance. Section C describes Development Permits, Section G describes Recordkeeping, including a community's permit file.

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Coastal Permits and Inspections


FEMA Local Officials Guide for Coastal Construction (2009), Chapter 4 Permits and Inspections. This chapter describes coastal specific building permit process, presenting important regulatory facts, management tools, and organizational techniques to assist in developing or modifying a local permit-processing program.

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FEMA website on Permits and Floodplain Development


FEMA's Permit for Floodplain Development. The purpose of this page is to define a permit for floodplain management and describe when permits are required.

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