Tyler County Floodplain Management

The purpose of floodplain management is to reduce flood damage. Floodplain management is the operation of community programs for preventative and corrective measures. These measures take a variety of forms and generally include zoning, subdivision or building requirements, and special-purpose floodplain ordinances.

Communities agree to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances to make flood insurance available to home and business owners. To date, 55 counties and 214 communities in West Virginia have voluntarily adopted and are enforcing local floodplain management ordinances that provide flood loss reduction building standards for new and existing development.

In accordance with the Tyler County Floodplain Ordinance, a permit is required before building any structure or dwelling in the county. If the structure or dwelling is out of the 100 year floodplain the permit and the $25 fee are all that’s required. If the proposed structure or dwelling is in the floodplain the construction has to be done in accordance with the ordinance and there is an additional fee of one percent of the total cost of the project.

The floodplain manager will work with the owners and builders to help keep them in compliance and out of harms way.

PLEASE, get with us BEFORE you build!

Thomas J. Cooper