Floodplain information should be requested when you are planning to do any type of building or grading and you do not know if your property is within a 100-year floodplain. This type of request is usually made by prospective property buyers or as a result of a mortgage company requiring flood insurance.Info here.
Montgomery County Code Chapter 19, Article III and Executive Regulation 108-92 govern any type of construction activity in or near a 100-year floodplain area.
Complete a Request for Information form, submit it to DPS and a Water Resources Permitting Services Specialist will contact you. There is no charge for a verbal floodplain status response however if official written verification is required there is a charge.
The fee for a written Certification of Floodplain Status is in accordance with the Schedule of Fees for Permits Licenses and Inspections – Method 3 and is required for all official written response requests. An additional 10% Automation Enhancement Fee is charged on the cost(s) listed above as per Montgomery County Regulation 5-98 - Adoption of an Automation Enhancement Fee. All fees are non-refundable and are not transferable.
Bring in a site plan for a Water Resources Permitting Services Specialist to review and determine:
This will be determined by the proximity of the building and grading site to the 100-year floodplain.
A floodplain status determination usually takes approximately one week or less. Actual processing time may vary according to workload and/or complexity of the project.
|Floodplain Status Request (Public Information Request Form)||Public Information Request Form|
|Floodplain District Permit Application||Floodplain District Permit Application|
|Floodplain Study Information||Floodplain Study|
|Sediment Control Permit Application||Sediment Control Permit Application|
|Sediment Control Permit Information||Sediment Control Permit|
|Stormwater Concept Application||Stormwater Concept Application|
|Fees and Taxes|
|Fees for Floodplain District Permit (See page 7)||Executive Regulation 6-11|
|Automation Enhancement Fee Regulation (10% Automation Fee)||Executive Regulation 5-98|
|Credit Card Authorization Form||Credit Card Authorization Form|
|General Bond Information||Bond Information|
|Performance Bond||Performance Bond Sample|
|Letter of Credit||Letter of Credit Sample|
|Codes, Standards, Executive Regulations|
|Montgomery County Code - Chapter 19||Montgomery County Code|
|Guidelines, Memorandum of Understandings, Interpretations|
|Water Resource Section Standards, Guidelines and Helpful Information||DPS Water Resources Section Guidelines|
|Stormwater Management Concept Information||Stormwater Concept|
|Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Inspections||Sediment Control Inspections|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
|311 Web Portal: Enter key word "Floodplain"||http://www3.montgomerycountymd.gov/311|
|Online Permitting Status Information and Inspections|
|Online Permit Status||Search DPS|
|Applicants with Contact ID Sign In||Sign In|
|Call for More Information|
|In Montgomery County||311|
|Outside of Montgomery County||240-777-0311|
|Other Agencies to Contact|
|Other Agencies and Utilities to Contact||Allegheny Power|
|Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BG&E)|
|Board of Appeals|
|Maryland Department of the Environment|
|Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (MCDEP)|
|MNCPPC: MC Atlas|
|Montgomery Soil Conservation District|
|Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)|
|Washington Gas Light Co.|