Floodplain Development Permit

This permit is required for the repair and reconstruction of all flood-damaged buildings, and the buildings that are substantially damaged must be reconstructed to satisfy the requirements for new buildings (that is, they must be elevated or floodproofed).

Buildings that have been "substantially" damaged must meet flood protection requirements, which in most cases, means the building's lowest floor must be raised to a level at least one foot above the 100 year flood level.  A substantially damaged structure is one for which the cost of repair to its "pre-damage) condition is 50% or more of its pre-damage market value.

For assistance with the Floodplain Development Permit Application Process, please contact the Woodbury County Community and Economic Development office at 712.279.6609.

The permit application is available for download by clicking here.