Flooding and construction
Living in a floodplain carries with it risk that we can, to some extent, prepare for. If you’re rebuilding, repairing, adding to your home or if you’re constructing a new building, consider your property’s flood risk as part of the construction process. Utilizing resilient construction techniques will save you money in the long run and help to keep your household safe.
All building development that occurs in Bay Head is subject to our building permit process by state law. Before commencing a building project, contact the Building Department to determine what the specific requirements are for proposed repairs, reconstructions, or additions. Flood Protection Assistance for retrofitting your property might be available through the Building Department.
In general, we have several regulations in place to reduce flood risk for present and future construction projects.
- Article II of Chapter 75 Beaches- Our dunes and beaches are crucial to our flood safety. Article II contains provisions that ensure their preservation.
- Chapter 104 Uniform Construction Codes- The construction codes contain provisions that encourage or require flood protection for new construction and improvement projects.
- Chapter 126 Flood Damage Protection- This chapter deals specifically with provisions designated to protect human life and property from flood.
- Chapter 147 Land Use - Depending on what building zone your property is in, specific flood-related restrictions might apply.