Floodplain Zoning and Management Resources
Model Zoning Ordinance
A new standard model floodplain ordinance and model floodplain ordinance with flood storage language went into effect on July 18, 2017. The appropriate model should be used by any community amending or adopting a floodplain ordinance after that date.
For copies of the documents listed below in Microsoft Word format or for copies of earlier versions of the model ordinances, please contact DNR Floodplains.
- Standard model floodplain ordinance, 2017 - DNR
- Model floodplain ordinance with FP storage language added, 2017 - DNR
- Quick Guide to Ordinance Adoption, January 2019 - DNR
- Ordinance approval procedures, April 2008 - DNR
- Checklist for standard floodplain ordinance, 2017 - DNR
- Checklist for flood storage Floodplain ordinance, 2017 - DNR
Sample letters and documents
- Contact information
- For floodplain policy, zoning contact: DNR Floodplains