Floodplains Ordinance

The purpose of the Floodplain Ordinance is to protect and preserve the rights, privileges and property of Floyd County and its residents and to preserve and improve the peace, safety, health, welfare, and comfort and convenience of its residents by minimizing those flood losses.

The Zoning Administrator is responsible to implement and administer the provisions of the County's Floodplain Ordinance 

Duties and responsibilities of the Administrator shall include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:

a.        Review all floodplain development permit applications to assure that the provisions of this section will be satisfied.

b.        Review floodplain development applications to assure that all necessary permits have been obtained from federal, state and local governmental agencies including approval when required from the Department of Natural Resources for floodplain construction.

c.        Record and maintain a record of (i) the elevation (in relation to North American Vertical Datum 1988) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures or (ii) the elevation to which new or substantially improved structures have been flood proofed.

d.        Notify adjacent communities/counties and the Department of Natural Resources prior to any proposed alteration or relocation of a watercourse and submit evidence of such notifications to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

e.        Keep a record of all permits, appeals and such other transactions and correspondence pertaining to the administration of this Ordinance.

f.         Submit to the Federal Insurance Administrator an annual report concerning the community’s participation, utilizing the annual report form supplied by the Federal Insurance Administrator.

g.        Notify the Federal Insurance Administration of any annexations or modifications to the community’s boundaries.

h.        Review subdivision proposals to insure such proposals are consistent with the purpose of this ordinance and advise the Commission of potential conflict.

The Floodplain Ordinance can be found in Section XVII of the Zoning Ordinance.

County Floodplain Permit County Floodplain Permit(PDF)