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Flood Zone Building Permits (District of Columbia)

Eligibility 
Utility
Fed. Government
Commercial
Agricultural
Investor-Owned Utility
State/Provincial Govt
Industrial
Construction
Municipal/Public Utility
Local Government
Residential
Installer/Contractor
Rural Electric Cooperative
Tribal Government
Low-Income Residential
Schools
Retail Supplier
Institutional
Multi-Family Residential
Systems Integrator
Fuel Distributor
Nonprofit
General Public/Consumer
Transportation
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
District of Columbia
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
District Department of the Environment

Building permits are required for new construction and development in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA). All development projects in SFHA must comply with Title 12 DCMR and Title 20 DCMR Chapter 31. The reviewing agencies review building permit applications and approve permits in accordance with the Floodplain Review Flowchart. Approval from all agencies must be obtained before a building permit can be issued by DCRA.