Building & Zoning - Floodplain Management
The City of Heath has special flood hazard areas that are subject to periodic inundation which may result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base. Additionally, structures that are inadequately elevated, flood proofed, or otherwise protected room flood damage also contribute to the flood loss. Article XVIII, Section 3, of the Ohio Constitution grants municipalities the legal authority to adopt land use and control measures for promoting the health, safety, and general welfare of its citizens.
Applications for a Flood Hazard Area Development Permit can be obtained from the Heath Zoning Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Upon receipt of the application and all necessary documentation, the Zoning Department will determine compliance with the National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP) and city regulations and notify the applicant of the decision.
Please contact the Zoning Department with any questions pertaining to construction within the floodplain.
Click here for more information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).