Orange County Government, Florida

Flood Plain Permit


  1. Complete and submit an application for a flood plain permit.
    • Applications can be submitted by e-mail to the Flood Plain Coordinator, faxed to (407) 836-7770, or walked in to the Permitting Services office in the County Administration building.
  2. Application is reviewed for compliance with County regulations by the Flood Plain Coordinator.
    • If the subject property is determined to be in a floodway, then the applicant is directed to contact Stormwater Management at (407) 836-7990 to discuss the options.
  3. For applications determined to be in a flood zone and requiring flood insurance, an invoice is issued which must be paid by the applicant to the cashier.
    • For applications determined to be out of a flood zone the applicant will be contacted to inform them that they do not require flood insurance.
  4. The flood plain permit is issued to the property owner or applicant.
  5. The applicant must apply for an Elevation Certificate from FEMA.
    • A hold is placed on the building permit pending the submission of the FEMA Elevation Certificate. Once construction is completed the applicant must submit the Elevation Certificate to the Flood Plain Coordinator to remove the hold and receive a Certificate of Occupancy.
  6. The flood permit expires only when the base flood elevation changes due to FEMA remapping or the underlying land is modified.


  • $42.

Contact Us

For questions, please call the Flood Plain Coordinator:
Phone: (407) 836-5612