Permit Information . . .

Floodplain Permit Information

Floodplain Permit Information

 

  • Floodplain development activity includes but is not limited to:

Residential, non-residential, manufactured.  All structural and non-structural development activity in a designated FEMA Flood Zone requires a permit.

 

  • A Floodplain Permit Application must be completed and submitted to the Muskingum County Floodplain Department prior to any development activity. 

 

  • The permit fee for floodplain development activity is $100 for structural activity and $50 for non-structural activity. The fee is payable to:

Muskingum County Floodplain Department, located at 22 N. 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

 

  • Development activity should not begin until all permits are issued.

 

  • Structural development activity includes any walled or roofed building, manufactured home or gas or storage tank that is principally above ground in a designated FEMA Flood Zone. Structural development activity includes but is not limited to: 

New homes, accessory buildings, material storage buildings, and gas or storage tanks, alterations and additions to homes, accessory buildings, and material storage buildings.

 

  • Non-structural development activity is all other activity in a designated FEMA Flood Zone which includes but is not limited to:

Excavation, driveways, agriculture levies, bridge replacement, maintenance, lake/ponds, landscaping, riprap (bank stabilization), land clearing.

 

  • Other permits for floodplain activity that may be required are:

Health Department, Township Zoning, County Subdivision, Ohio EPA 401, Corps of Engineers Section 404, Corps of Engineers Section 10.

           

  • Flood Insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will be required if a mortgage is carried on the property.

 

  • NFIP insurance premiums are based on risk determined by the exposure to potential flood damage.

 

  • Risk for flood damage is reduced if the structure complies with the local floodplain regulations. 

 

  • Specific Floodplain Development information can be obtained from the Floodplain Office at 22 N. 5th Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701. 

 

  • Phone:   740-455-7905               

Fax:  740-455-7907

E-mail:  Ray Mennega at rnmennega@muskingumcounty.org.

 

  • Office hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.