by Jeff Wilson
Read Before Downloading The Application Below
1. If you know you are outside a flood zone,
simply fill out the application and mail it and the $50.00
application fee to the address provided. We will process
your application, and mail you a permit. Be sure to
include a phone number in case we have a question about your
information. No inspections will be made.
If you are placing a mobile home on y our
property, which lies outside the flood zone, the total fee
is $50.00. No inspection will be made.
Brazoria County recommends you build up at least 24" from
natural ground, if you are in Zone X. This is only a
- If you are not sure what
zone you are in, call the Floodplain Office
at (979) 864-1295, with a legal description,
and we will determine what zone you are in.
2. If you fall within a flood zone,
there will be the following additional requirements:
- Two (2) copies of
your floor plans. They may be
- A natural ground
elevation certificate will be required
from a registered surveyor or engineer,
before a permit can be issued.
You are also required to get a top of
floor elevation shot
after finished construction. This proves that you
are at the required elevation for our
- If you are placing a
mobile home inside the flood zone, the
total fee is $80.00. ($30.00
inspection fee plus a $50.00 application
fee). You are also required to
get a top of floor elevation shot after
the mobile home is in place.
This proves that you are at the required
- An "Inspection Fee"
of $0.04 per square foot, based on
enclosed area, plus the $50.00
application fee will be charged.
you are building on less than 10 acres, you must
provide us with a copy of your septic permit before
a construction permit will be issued unless in S/D
with sewer connections.
Any construction or fill work that is 5000 square
feet or more of surface area and all
commercial development shall be reviewed by the
local Drainage District before a county permit will
All commercial buildings are required to get a
"County Fire Code Permit" before a construction
permit will be issued.
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