What is a floodplain?
A floodplain is the area along a stream, river, or other waterway that is subject to occasional or periodic flooding. To define the limits of a floodplain or flood prone area, the City and Federal Government has designated areas that are subject to flooding with a one-percent or greater probability in any given year. These areas are also called the 100-year Floodplain.

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1. What is a floodplain?
2. How do I know if my property is in the floodplain?
3. Why is it necessary to know whether I am in the floodplain?
4. If I live in the floodplain, am I required to buy flood insurance?
5. I’ve heard that flood insurance is expensive. Can the City help reduce the cost?
6. Which floodplain regulations affect my property?
7. What do I need to obtain a building permit in the floodplain?
8. What is required to build a new home in the floodplain?
9. What are the penalties for violating floodplain regulations?
10. Where can I get more information about floodplains?