Floodplain Permit


  1. Complete and submit an application for a floodplain permit.
  2. The application is reviewed for compliance with County regulations by the FloodPlain Coordinator.
    • If the subject property is determined to be in a floodplain, then the applicant is directed to contact Stormwater Management at (407) 836-5612 to discuss the options.
  3. For applications determined to be in a floodplain, an invoice is issued which must be paid by the applicant to the cashier.
    • For applications determined to be out of a floodplain, the applicant will be contacted to inform them that they do not need a floodplain permit.
  4. The floodplain permit is issued to the property owner or applicant.
  5. The applicant must complete a FEMA Elevation Certificate form.
    • A hold is placed on the building permit pending the submission of the FEMA Elevation Certificate. Once construction is completed, the applicant must submit the Elevation Certificate to the Floodplain Coordinator to remove the hold.
  6. The floodplain permit expires only when the base flood elevation or proposed work has changed due to FEMA remapping or the underlying land is modified.


Cost of permit is $42.

The 135 inspection will need to be scheduled after the lowest floor has been placed and the first Elevation Certificate has been submitted to the building department. Please contact the Division of Building Safety. (407) 836-5556

Contact Us

For questions, please call the Flood Plain Coordinator:
Phone: (407) 836-5612
Email: Randy Pasquarelli (Randy.Pasquarelli@ocfl.net)

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