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Make informed choices when you renovate or build a new home.

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.

Contact us online or call us at (609) 823-2731 ext. 120 for permit requirements before engaging in construction. If you see any construction, additions, or alterations to a home without a Building Permit Yellow Placard displayed in the building’s front window, please report it to the Building Department.

Applicable ordinances

Here in Longport we have several regulations and processes in place to reduce flood risk for present and future construction projects. They include:

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Have questions?

If you would like to learn more about topics like flood insurance, local flood hazards, or historic floods, we’re here to help. Reach out to speak with your local floodplain expert.

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