Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage. These measures take a variety of forms and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, and special-purpose floodplain ordinances.
A community's agreement to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances, particularly with respect to new construction, is an important element in making flood insurance available to home and business owners. Collier County uses several approaches to protect its natural floodplain areas in order to prevent alteration of the natural functions of floodplains and to diminish the damaging effects of flood waters. Among these approaches are:
- Implementing the goals and policies of the
- Enforcing the Land Development Regulations, and
- Conducting site plan and other development type reviews and inspections.
To encourage communities to establish sound floodplain management programs that recognize and encourage community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements, the Community Rating System (CRS) was created. This program provides communities with discounts to flood insurance rates as rewards for successfully complying with CRS criteria.
For assistance: Contact the Flood Information Hotline at (239)252-2942 or email email@example.com
Visit: Growth Management Department, 2800 N. Horseshoe Dr., Naples, FL 34104
Page updated as of 04/05/18