PERMITTING JURISDICTION

 

PERMIIT REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTS IN WATERLOOS PERMITTING JURISDICTION WITH DISASTER DAMAGE

As property owners in Waterloo’s permitting jurisdiction contemplate clean up and repairs following recent flood, the Waterloo permitting office is reminding residents to obtaining local permits before repairing or rebuilding flood-damaged structures.

The permits are required as part of local government participation in the National Flood Insurance Program, providing eligibility for flood insurance, flood disaster assistance, state and federal grants and loans, and buyout funds for flood-prone property.

Local floodplain management ordinances require that permits be obtained for any construction or development activity in a floodplain area, including the repair or reconstruction of structures damaged by a disaster.

State and federal assistance may be available to property owners to reduce the chances of future flood damage.

Property owners and residents within Waterloo’s permitting jurisdiction with flood-damaged buildings should contact Melissa Johnson at 402-779-2292 or mjohnson@waterloone.com for more information on repair and reconstruction permits.  If you are unsure whose permitting jurisdiction you are under, go to waterloone.com and click on the Permitting Jurisdiction link.