What are the minimum erosion or building setback requirements?

All structures must be setback from the primary bank of any watercourse to protect from erosion. The distance varies from 50 to 300 feet, depending upon the peak flow rate of the watercourse. Due to the volume of requests, the County will only determine elevation and erosion setbacks upon receipt of a building permit application.

If the property owner desires a smaller setback distance, they may hire a professional engineer to provide the County with justification. Or the professional engineer may provide a bank stabilization design that may justify a smaller setback.

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1. Where is the Floodplain on my property? There is no wash!
2. There is no wash on my property, why am I still in the Floodplain?
3. Why am I in a floodplain and my neighbor is not?
4. Who put my property in the floodplain? How do I get it taken it out?
5. What are the residential structure elevation requirements?
6. What are the minimum erosion or building setback requirements?
7. What is a primary bank?
8. What will happen if I choose to not build in compliance?
9. Can you sell or mail a copy of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to me?
10. If I give you my Tax Parcel Code number over the phone, or come in, can you give me the information right away?
11. Can I have a copy of the Floodplain Regulations?
12. What is an Elevation Certificate, and where do I get one?
13. How do I get a copy of an Elevation Certificate that has already been submitted to the County?
14. I think somebody has done something upstream of my property to cause additional flooding on my property. Can the County figure out why?
15. Why is there so much water on my property? It seems to be increasing. What is happening?
16. I wasn't in Floodzone A when I built my house but I am refinancing and my lending institution says I am now. What happened?
17. I don't want to be in the floodplain and have to pay flood insurance. What can I do?