IMPORTANT UPDATE CONCERNING REBUILDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MAY 2016 FLOOD EVENT:
As we move through the steps of recovery as dictated by FEMA guidelines, it is necessary and critical that ALL residents and contractors MUST follow these steps:
- ALL residents MUST submit Owner’s Affidavit: Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage. This document MUST be notarized.
- ALL residents regardless of whether they have flood insurance, or performing the rebuild process themselves or use a contractor, MUST submit a City of Simonton Application for Flood Damage Permit. NOTE: There is no charge to the resident. The resident/contractor MUST INCLUDE THE COST OF THE PROJECT.
Items to be Included:
- All structural elements, including:
- Spread or continuous foundation footings and pilings
- Monolithic or other types of concrete slabs
- Bearing walls, tie beams and trusses
- Joists, beams, subflooring, framing
- Floors and ceilings
- Attached decks and porches
- Interior partition walls
- Exterior wall finishes (brick, stucco, siding) including painting and moldings
- Windows and doors
- Re-shingling or retiling a roof
- All interior finishing elements, including:
- Tiling, linoleum, stone, or carpet over subflooring
- Bathroom tiling and fixtures
- Wall finishes (drywall, painting, stucco, plaster, paneling, marble, etc.)
- Kitchen, utility and bathroom cabinets
- Built-in bookcases, cabinets, and furniture
- All utility and service equipment, including:
- HVAC equipment
- Plumbing and electrical services
- Light fixtures and ceiling fans
- Security systems
- Built-in kitchen appliances
- Central vacuum systems
- Water filtration, conditioning, or re circulation systems
- Cost to demolish storm-damaged building components (a.k.a.Remediation)
- Labor and other costs associated with moving or altering undamaged building components to accommodate improvements or additions
- Overhead and profits
- The value of all volunteer labor including the homeowner must be included in the costs.
- The value of all donated or discounted materials must be included in the costs.
Items to be Excluded:
- Plans and specifications
- Survey costs
- Permit fees
- Post-storm debris removal and clean up – (Debris brought to road)
- Carpeting and recarpeting installed over finished flooring such as wood or tiling
- Plug in appliances such as washing machines, dryers, stoves, etc.
- Outside improvements, including:
- Yard lights
- Swimming pools
- Screened pool enclosures
- Detached structures (including garages, sheds and gazebos)
- Landscape irrigation systems
This Permit Application is for repair of residential type structures where the repair is less than 51% of the total valuation of the structure as listed by Ft. Bend County Appraisal District. The City contracted Inspector Michelle Killebrew to perform one inspection on the building before the rebuilding process.
- ALL contractors MUST submit a Contractor Registration Form.
- ALL contractors MUST submit a Contractor’s Affidavit: Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage. This document MUST be notarized.
If the Flood Damage Permit Application is denied or the building needs to be improved structurally or rebuilt entirely, the resident will be notified by the inspector. If this situation exists, the resident will need to fill out additional permits and fees will apply.
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