Floodplain Development Permit Requirements

Build Responsibly

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.