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You are required to obtain a flood plain permit before doing any construction in the flood plain. There are exceptions for certain projects on very small streams.
"Do I need a flood plain permit?" Tool
If you are undertaking a project that may involve construction in an Iowa flood plain, this tool can help you determine if you need to apply for a state and/or local flood plain permit. Please remember:
You can apply for a flood plain permit by filling out a Joint Application Form (Form 36). This application form not only covers the flood plain permit, but it also covers Iowa Sovereign Lands Approval and the US Army Corps of Engineers 404 Water Quality Permits. The application must be submitted to both the iowa DNR and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
You must submit one (1) copy of the application form and supporting documentation to the Iowa DNR by email or two (2) copies of the application form and supporting documentation if using US Mail:
If emailing, submit copy to JointApplication@dnr.iowa.gov
If using US Mail, submit copies to:
Iowa Department of Natural ResourcesFlood Plain and Sovereign Lands Sections502 E 9th StreetDes Moines, Iowa 50319-0034
You must submit one (1) copy of the application and the supporting documentation to the US Army Corps of Engineers by US Mail:
US Army Engineer District Rock Island Corps of Engineers Clock Tower Building Post Office Box 2004 Rock Island, Illinois 61204-2004
To request a variance from the rules, complete a Variance Request Form (542-0004)
The permit application
must include documentation that your project meets the state's minimum criteria for your project type. Guidance documents for some project types are available to help you document that your project meets the state's criteria. If you need assistance completing your application, call our Help Line at 866-849-0321.
Contact your city and county officials to help you determine if any local permits are required.