Can I build within the 500-year floodplain?

The 500-year floodplain is the area that could experience a flood having a .2% probability of occurring in any given year. It is an area that is not regulated by floodplain regulations and therefore building is permitted provided all other requirements of the County Zoning & Subdivision Regulations are met. One should always keep in mind that any area, even those outside of designated floodplains, can still flood. Even though the probability of such occurrences in these areas is generally lower, there can always be micro events and unusual circumstances that may occur to cause localized flooding of any property. For more information about the floodplain, please contact Planning and Development at (785) 537-6332 

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1. How do I determine if my property is within a floodplain?
2. Can I build within the 500-year floodplain?
3. Can I build within the 100-year floodplain?
4. Can I build within the floodway?