Flood Map Ordinance

This ordinance replaces the existing requirements for flood-prone districts contained in the Sussex County Zoning Code with current provisions as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. This amendment gives greater guidance, and more detail, to those parties utilizing these requirements, including the Sussex County Floodplain Administrator, developers, builders and property owners. In addition, these provisions were previously scattered throughout the Code in Sections 115-4, 115-189 and Article XVIII. Through this amendment, they are more conveniently located entirely within Article XVIII “Flood Prone Districts”. In addition, the ordinance permits additional height up to 2 feet for every foot of freeboard incorporated into a structure.

Acted Upon
Last Action Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015