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Floodplain Development Permit Application

Steps

  1. 1. APPLICATION
  2. 2. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
  • APPLICATION

    1. INTRODUCTION

    2. When are Floodplain Use Permits Required?

    3. A Floodplain Permit shall be obtained before, grading or placing fill, installation of utilities, construction or development, including the installation of wastewater systems and the placement of Manufactured Homes, begins within any Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA). This includes Zone A, Zone AE, Zone AE Floodway, Zone AO or Zone AH.

    4. What constitutes compliance?

    5. In Zone A, Zone AE, Zone AE Floodway and Zone AH; the Coconino County Floodplain Overlay defines the Regulatory Flood Elevation (RFE) as the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) plus one (1) foot. All new construction and substantial improvements of residential structures proposed in FEMA Zone A, Zone AE, Zone AE Floodway, or Zone AH must be constructed such that the lowest floor (including the basement) is elevated at or above the RFE.

    6. Zone AE, Zone AE Floodway and Zone AH provide the BFE derived from detailed hydraulic analysis; whereas Zone A is the result of an approximate study and no BFE are provided. Development in Zone A will require a drainage analysis, prepared by an Arizona Registered Professional Engineer to determine BFEs.

    7. FEMA Zone AO provides average depths derived from hydraulic analyses. The Coconino County Floodplain Overlay stipulates that all new construction and substantial improvements of residential structures proposed in Zone AO shall have the lowest floor, including Basement, higher than the highest adjacent Grade at least one foot higher than the depth number on the FIRM, or at least two feet if no depth number is specified.

    8. Elevating a structure may be done in one of three ways: 1) Elevation on fill, 2) Elevation on piles, posts, piers or columns, or 3) Elevation on walls or a crawlspace.

    9. CONTACT INFORMATION

    10. Applicant Contact Information

      Provide the name and contact information of the person making application. This person must be the owner or authorized agent. A notarized power of attorney statement must be submitted for agent applicants. Review comments and other correspondence will be sent to the applicant.

    11. Are the owner and applicant the same?*

    12. ENGINEER, ARCHITECT OR SURVEYOR CONTACT INFORMATION

    13. PROJECT NAME, LOCATION & DESCRIPTION

    14. Please provide the information requested below to complete your Floodplain Permit Application. All sections of this application must be completed (or marked as not applicable "N/A" where appropriate) or the application will not be accepted for review.

    15. The submittal requirements (in addition to this Floodplain Permit Application) will be provided after completing this form.

    16. The same name should be used for all permits

    17. Project Type*

    18. Describe the project.*

      Select all that apply

    19. Type of Residential Construction *

    20. FLOOD HAZARDS

    21. The improvements are in the following FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area Flood Zone(s): (select all that apply)*

    22. Is the project a critical use facility? (e.g., Hospitals, emergency medical facilities, schools, nursing homes, daycare/childcare centers, and assisted housing)

    23. Is the project subject to erosion due to the soil type and velocity of water flow?*

    24. Will the project will alter the depth, width, velocity, or physical characteristic of any watercourse including dry washes?*

      NOTE: Projects that alter watercourses are subject to stricter regulation as given in the Coconino County Floodplain Management Overlay.

    25. Note: Compliance with the Coconino County Floodplain Overlay requires structures to be elevated at or above the Regulatory Flood Elevation (RFE), which is 1 foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE)

    26. Note: Compliance with the Floodplain Overlay requires all new construction and substantial improvements of residential structures proposed in Zone AO shall have the lowest floor, including Basement, higher than the highest adjacent Grade at least one foot higher than the depth number on the FIRM, or at least two feet if no depth number is specified.

    27. A previous response indicated that the proposed improvements are in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) where no regulatory floodway is established. Will the proposed improvements cause the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) to increase more than one foot in a SFHA where no regulatory floodway has been identified?*

      {NOTE: A Conditional Letter of Map Amendment (CLOMR) is required when proposed changes will cause an increase of greater than one foot in SFHAs where no regulatory floodway has been identified.}

    28. A previous response indicated that the proposed improvements are in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) where a regulatory floodway is established. Will the proposed improvements cause any increase to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) where a regulatory floodway has been identified?*

      {NOTE: A Conditional Letter of Map Amendment (CLOMR) is required when proposed changes will cause any increase the BFE where a regulatory floodway has been identified.}

    29. METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION

    30. Will any of the improvements be installed below the Regulatory Flood Elevation?*

    31. (ex., tie-downs, anchors, etc.)

    32. (Note: This elevation must be set to or higher than the Regulatory Flood Elevation (RFE), which is 1 foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

    33. (Note: This elevation must be set to or higher than the Regulatory Flood Elevation (RFE), which is 1 foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

    34. Provide permanent home foundation type.*

    35. Describe methods to control erosion (please check all that apply)*

    36. What are the methods of floodproofing?*

    37. CERTIFICATION

    38. I am applying for a Floodplain Permit and this application is complete and accurate. I understand that by applying for this permit, I am requesting an inspection of the permitted development and grant the Coconino County Flood Control District and their inspectors and regulators access and permission to perform inspections.

    39. I am either the owner or the owner has authorized me to submit this application.

    40. I have considered the risks of development within the Special Flood Hazard Area (floodplain) and understand that flooding may occur and that this permit is not a warranty protecting my property from flooding, erosion, or any other flood-related hazard, and I hold the Coconino County Flood Control District harmless for damages arising from development associated with this permit. Flood insurance may be required as a result of this development.

    41. Incomplete or inaccurate submittals may result in delays, the return of submittals, or denial of this application. The Floodplain Permit is a supplemental permit and other permits may be required for this project and all required permits must be obtained prior to any construction. The applicant and developer are responsible for all changes and additional time required to correct plans and/or development because of differences between the proposed and actual zoning, modifications and conditions and/or differences between initial and final plans.

    42. I am responsible for contacting the Coconino County Community Development Department at (928) 679-8850 to schedule all required inspections for this permit.

    43. Applicant Acknowledgement*