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Flood plain development application. Whether you are considering a fence, building a deck, moving a furnace, or installing flood proofing measures, our staff can provide insight on your unique situation and walk you through the flood plain development application packet

FEMA flood map and update. Community Development's experienced staff is willing to give as much guidance as possible to help residents understand FEMA Flood Maps as it relates to building.

Elevation certificates are necessary for flood insurance obtained through the National Flood Insurance Program. The City can supply elevation certificates for structures built in the floodplain for a majority of addresses. Click <here> to see for which addresses we have an Elevation Certificate. Use email or call (515) 223-6221 to request elevation certificates.

The City's Construction Services Corner webpage has information on avoiding and repairing flooded basements and evaluating flood-damaged electrical work. Click here for Construction Services Corner.

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