Build Responsibly

Build Responsibly

A floodplain development permit is required before any grading or construction takes place in a flood hazard area. Please contact the County Floodplain Manager before you invest time or money in plans for an improvement to your property or in places for a new structure.

The adopted Story County Floodplain Management Ordinance is located in Chapter 80 of the Story County, Iowa Code of Ordinances.

The Story County Flood Insurance Study contains information flood profiles and additional flooding information that may be needed in the process of applying for a permit.

Applying for Floodplain Development (in unincorporated Story County)?

Please contact the Story County Floodplain Manager prior to submitting an application to help determine what in addition to the application may be needed. You may call 515-382-7251 or email the County Floodplain Manager.

You may report any illegal development activities to the above number as well.

You can find more information on the FloodSmart website, the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program.