Build Responsibly - Get Your Permit


Taking measures to protect your home is necessary. However, equally important is making sure that any improvements made are compliant with Town regulations by obtaining permits. These regulations ensure that any development in a SFHA minimizes the risk to the structure and potential loss of life.


If your home is located in Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), these regulations will affect how you remodel, renovate, or add on. Permits are required for:

  • Additions to structures
  • Demolitions
  • Grading/filling/excavation
  • New structures (including sheds)
  • Paving
  • Storage of equipment/materials

The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance is contained within the UDO in Article 11 Environmental Regulations, Part II.  To view the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance CLICK HERE.  The ordinance specifies how development should occur in SFHA's.    

Additional Information

Town staff are available to guide you through the permitting process or talk through pros/cons of future building options. Stop in, contact us at 252-441-7016, or visit the website for additional assistance to retrofit your home.