Flood Zone Building Permits (District of Columbia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place District of Columbia
Applies to Municipality District of Columbia

Name Flood Zone Building Permits (District of Columbia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator District Department of the Environment
Primary Website http://green.dc.gov/service/flood-zone-building-permits

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.dcregs.dc.gov/Gateway/ChapterHome.aspx?ChapterID=46577


Building permits are required for new construction and development in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA). All development projects in SFHA must comply with Title 12 DCMR and Title 20 DCMR Chapter 31. The reviewing agencies review building permit applications and approve permits in accordance with the Floodplain Review Flowchart. Approval from all agencies must be obtained before a building permit can be issued by DCRA.

Policy Contact

Department District Department of the Environment
Address 1200 First Street NE
Place Washington, D.C.
Zip/Postal Code 20002
Phone 202.535.2600

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 32 DCR 6547