Click on links below for important Floodplain Information:
Newton County Floodplain Damage Prevention Order (Newton County Floodplain Ordinance)
Floodplain Application and Elevation Certificate Instructions
Floodplain Permit Application
Newton County Flood Insurance Study dated 9/21/1998
Public Information Notice
Newton County Office of Floodplain Administration
Like most counties in Texas, Newton County has a Flood Damage Prevention Order, originally enacted in 1979. The Flood Damage Prevention Order requires that all construction-type projects in areas defined as ‘Special Flood Hazard Areas’ apply for a permit from the County prior to start of construction.
If a proposed construction project site is outside of a Special Flood Hazard Area, no further requirements apply besides standard rules for installation of septic systems, etc.
However, if the proposed construction project site is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area, a Floodplain Development Permit application must be filed, and an Elevation Certificate prepared by a licensed surveyor. Additional permit requirements are in place if the proposed construction project site is located in areas defined as ‘Floodway’ on FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
To determine if a proposed construction project site is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area or Floodway, contact Newton County’s Office of Floodplain Administration at (409) 379-2790.
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