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NO FILL DIRT IS ALLOWED IN THE CITY LIMITS WITHOUT PROPER PERMITTING FROM OUR FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR. WE REQUIRE A CERTIFIED ENGINEER TO PROVIDE A “NO RISE” CERTIFICATE TO VERIFY THAT ANY GRADING AND/OR ADDITION OF DIRT WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT ADJACENT PROPERTIES.
ARTICLE IV. – FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION
Sec. 8-125. – Establishment of development permit.
A floodplain development permit shall be required to ensure conformance with the provisions of this article. It shall be unlawful for any person to commence new construction, substantial improvements, or another development within an area of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the city without having first received a development permit therefore issued in accordance with this article, to ensure conformance with the provisions of this article.*
Development means any manmade change to improved and unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials.*
*The information provided above can be found on the city website ( www.simontontexas.gov ) under government>ordinances or by clicking the following link. All of the city ordinances are in a searchable database for ease of access for our residents: https://www.municode.com/library/tx/simonton/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH8BUBURE_ARTIVFLDAPR_DIV1GE_S8-121MEREFLLO