Paulding County Flood Plain Regulations
Permission must be obtained from the Paulding County Engineer’s Office for any extensive movement or rearrangement of ground surface contours (ponds, embankments, causeways, boat ramps, etc.) which occur upon or within a 100-year flood plain as depicted on Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Any structures including, but not limited to, houses, garages, barns, etc., which are built in or upon a flood plain, must meet specific standards in order to be permitted by the Engineer’s office. These standards vary according to location.
Banks and/or lending institutions also check the flood plain maps to determine property locations before lending money on properties located in the flood plain. Once all standards are approved through the Engineer’s Office, the bank and/or lending institution may or may not approve loans or mortgages for structures located within the flood plain.
There appears to be a popular tendency toward filling in low-lying areas. These low-lying areas serve as temporary water retention resources and filling them in increases the likelihood that the displaced water will end up in less desirable location.
Increased development means increased water run-off. This increased water run-off, along with continuing improvements to farmland surface and subsurface water drainage makes the preservation of these natural temporary water storage areas important. It would be unfortunate if we had to replace the low-lying water retention areas which nature has provided, with costly man-made reserve areas.
The intent of these regulations is to prevent the flooding of existing structures and to monitor the building of new structures which would be vulnerable to flooding.
Questions on these regulations and/or reports of possible violations should be forwarded to:
Tony Windsor (FEMA Flood Plain Administrator)
Paulding County Engineer’s Office
115 North Williams Street RM-B2
Paulding, OH 45879
Phone (419) 399-5049
Fax (419) 399-8246
Flood Plain Maps
Paulding County GIS website
Click on Map (on the right side of the page), Click on Layers, Check Dynamic Layers, Check FEMA Flood, Then check Base Flood Elevation and Flood Hazard Areas. You then can click on the desired township and zoom in to see the flood hazard areas in blue.
Paulding County Application for Approval of Minor Subdivision
If you are going to create a parcel that is less than 5 acres this application needs to be filled out and taken to the Paulding County Engineer’s Tax Map Office located in the basement of the Paulding County Courthouse.
Minor Subdivision Form
Application Minor Subdivision Form Pg. 2
**Page 2 MUST accompany first page**
**Any questions pertaining to Page 2, please contact Health Dept. 419-399-3921**