BENTON -- Scott County property owners are receiving a reminder along with their county tax bill this year.
The Notice to Residents of Scott County advises that a floodplain development permit is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for any new construction or major renovations to an existing structure.
Floodplain development permits are issued in Scott County through the Scott County Office of Emergency Management.
"When someone comes in for a floodplain development permit we check the floodplain maps that are provided to us by FEMA and that provides us with the information on whether that location is within a floodplain," said Patrick Young, emergency management director for the county. "There is no charge for the stuff we do."
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