A floodplain is any land area susceptible to flooding. This can happen by the collection, pooling, and flowing of water from any source during the course of natural events. Floodplains may be classified as FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) and are located in a 100-year flood zone. The term “100-year flood zone” refers to an area that has a 1% chance of being flooded each year.
A special floodplain permit is required for new development construction within a floodplain. If this applies to your situation, please fill out the City's Floodplain Development Application, download it and submit it here. Keep in mind that development within a FEMA regulated floodplain may also require a separate submittal to that agency.