Floodplain Development Permit Requirements

Development in a designated flood hazard area requires the issuance of local flood development permits. These permits must be applied for prior to the commencement of work to ensure that it will not aggravate the effects of flooding. Development is defined as any man-made change to improved or unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to:

  • Buildings or other structures
  • Dredging
  • Excavation or drilling operations
  • Filling
  • Grading
  • Mining
  • Paving

Contact the Building Inspector's office at 252-636-4987 prior to the start of any development. Violations should be reported to the above referenced department.