Floodplain and Stream Construction Information Resources
The Division of Water is authorized through KRS 151
to manage development in floodplains. Any type of development in, along, or across a stream requires a floodplain permit from the Division. Typical activities requiring a permit include, but are not limited to, residential & commercial structures, stream crossings, fill, stream alterations & relocations, and small stream impoundments. State floodplain development requirements are outlined in 401 KAR 4:060
of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations.
Communities that participate in the NFIP are required to issue local floodplain permits in conjunction with state floodplain permits. Talk to your local floodplain coordinator
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