Code Enforcement Answers What are the rules for developing near the floodplain? Who is responsible for enforcing the rules of the floodplain? I have a boat dock and want to replace it, do I need a permit? My home was damaged during the last flood. What is the process for getting the repairs done? I want to put an addition on my house. It is inside the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Are there any restrictions? Why can’t I improve the value of my home if it is in the SFHA? What happens if I increase the value of my property more than 50% of its pre-flood value? Who determines if the damage is 50%? What type of work requires a permit in the floodplain? Any type of development requires a permit. Development means placing fill, roads, bridges, concrete, buildings, fences and any type of excavating.