It is important to build responsibly, especially in flood-prone areas. Please make sure you do all three of these things before building:
- Get Correct Permits - When building in the SFHA you will need a floodplain development permit in addition to a typical zoning permit. These ensure that you are in compliance with local, state, and federal development standards, saving you time and money in the long-run.
- Know Substantial Damage Rules - If you project is 50% or more of the appraised value of your home you may be subject to additional compliance standards.
- Install Silt Fencing - Whenever you disturb dirt you need to install silt fencing on the downward slope so the sediment that is washed away during a rain event does not end up in a stream. Repair blow-out silt fencing after rainstorms.
For more information please visit: www.cityofbrevard.com/flood