Floodplain Use Permit

Where are you located?

Please see the tabs below to find how to obtain the permit that best fits the location of your project.

  1. Unincorporated
  2. Unincorporated -No Bldg Permit
  3. Inside City/Town (FCD Managed)
  4. Independent City/Town

One Stop Shop

The One Stop Shop was created as a way to streamline Maricopa County Planning & Development Department customer service by offering representatives from a variety of County department services in one location. Our main office includes representatives from Air Quality, Environmental Services and Flood Control.

What are the steps?

  1. Submit a complete and accurate application to the One Stop Shop at Planning and Development for a Building Permit and pay the appropriate building permit fee. If the property has floodplain on it a Floodplain Use Permit will be prepared as part of the building permit process. Review Comments for your Floodplain Use Permit will be sent to you as part of the combined packet from P&D. You will be notified when it is ready for issuance.
  2. If an owner wishes to grant an agent, contractor or consultant authority to make decisions on their behalf, the owner must submit a notarized Property Owner Authorization form.
  3. Provide additional information or revisions if requested.
  4. You will be contacted when the Floodplain Use Permit is ready for issuance. The following must be completed:
    • If an owner wishes to grant an agent, contractor or consultant authority to make decisions on their behalf and has not already submitted a notarized Property Owner Authorization form, the form must be submitted at this time.
    • Review the Floodplain Use Permit and Floodplain Use Permit Conditions and Warning and Disclaimer of Liability with staff.
    • Submit the required fee.
    • Sign the Floodplain Use Permit, Applicant’s Responsibilities, and Warning and Disclaimer of Liability.
  5. Permit issued.

Revisions or modifications to the application for the building permit will be reviewed by the District and the applicant notified if the Floodplain Use Permit or Floodplain Clearance Review must be amended or a new application initiated.