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Floodplain zoning and management

Model zoning ordinances and associated documents

As of July 18, 2017, a new standard model floodplain ordinance and model floodplain ordinance with flood storage language will be in effect. The appropriate model should be used by any community amending or adopting a floodplain ordinance after that date.

For copies of the documents listed below in Microsoft Word format or for copies of earlier versions of the model ordinances, please contact DNR Floodplains

Sample letters and documents

Last revised: Wednesday September 27 2017