In 2020, the Borough of Avalon will be elevated from a Class 5 to a Class 3 community in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) program. This elevation will provide 35 percent discounts on flood insurance for Avalon property owners.
With the new class, FEMA is requiring more documentation for the CRS Program to maintain the Class 3 rating and the benefits derived by property owners and our community. The Floodplain Development Permit Application will now be required for all new construction, house raises, additions, and substantial improvements.
We have attached the application (Word document) and a sample of one (PDF) to show how it is done. Page one outlines the details and what will need to be completed by the applicant and property owner. Page two and three will be completed by the applicant and property owner. Page four and five will be completed by the Floodplain Administrator. Although this is more paperwork that needs to be done, it will only take 5-10 minutes to complete. This application will need to be submitted with the permits for new construction, house raises, additions and substantial improvements for review. If you have any questions, feel free to visit the Avalon Construction Office at Avalon Borough Hall or call Amanda Seltzer at (609) 967-7043 firstname.lastname@example.org.