How is Development in SFHA’s Regulated?
Queen Anne’s County regulates development within the floodplain through the Planning and Zoning permitting process. Standards established for development within an Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) constitute a reasonable compromise between the need for building restrictions to minimize potential loss of life and property and the economic benefits to be derived from floodplain development. Development may take place within an SFHA, provided that development complies with the county’s Floodplain Ordinance, which is established in accordance with Federal requirements and local interests.Queen Anne's County Floodplain Ordinance

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1. What is a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)?
2. What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
3. How is Development in SFHA’s Regulated?
4. Is flood insurance required?
5. Am I in a Flood Zone?
6. I need a copy of my Elevation Certificate, how can I get that?