Communities that participate in the NFIP must adopt at least the minimum NFIP regulations, which are contained in the state's model floodplain ordinances.
For additional information about the NFIP regulations, see the links beow.
Communities that participate in the NFIP are also responsible for enforcing their floodplain regulations through a permitting process. Guidance and information on the floodplain permit process can be found on the Permit Process, Applications and Certificates page.
OEP and FEMA highly recommend that communities adopt regulations that exceed the minimum regulations. The minimum regulations do not account for the effects that floodplain development will have on future flood levels.
OEP has compiled a list of communities around the state that enforces at least one regulation that exceeds the minimum NFIP regulations. The list also includes a link to the community's ordinance online, when available. If your community is not listed and you would like to be added, please Contact Us.
The following documents detail floodplain regulations that a community can adopt that exceed the minimum NFIP regulations.
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NH Office of Energy and Planning
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