Floodplain Management

Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requires communities adopt & enforce floodplain management regulations in the form of a community ordinance/resolution. Participation in the NFIP makes flood insurance available to the residents & businesses within a community. Floodplain regulations are based on risk data provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

An application for a floodplain development permit shall be required for all development activities located wholly within, partially within, or in contact with an identified special flood hazard area. Development is any manmade change to improved or unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials.


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Ross County, Ohio Planning & Development

(740) 702-3008

15 N. Paint Street, Suite 200
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601