All new construction and renovation projects are required to have local permits and, depending on the type and location of a project, various state permits may also be required . Always check with local code enforcement officials to determine what special regulations are in effect relating to the location in the Special Flood Hazard Zone. If you observe any apparent illegal construction, please notify the Ocean City Construction Code division for their investigation: call 609-399-6111 and ask for the Construction Code Office.
Renovations, additions or repairs to existing buildings that exceed 50% of the buildings market value trigger the need to meet current flood elevation requirements. Consult with Construction Code Office for more information.