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Flood Plain Management

All projects that are located within a designated FEMA flood zone (AE) will need to apply for a Floodplain Development Permit. You will also be required to submit a FEMA Elevation Certificate at the time of application for a building permit.

This 2016 Floodplain Graphic in a .pdf format, is to be used as a graphic reference of the flood plain and its associated components.



345 Courthouse Drive Suite 1
Hayesville, NC 28904


Phone: (828) 389-0274
Fax: (828) 389-9875



Flood Plain Manager:
Anthony Stillwell


Permit Specialist:

Susan Maxey




Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(office closed for lunch 12:00 to 1:00)

2024 Holiday Schedule


Clay County Flood Maps Online
Floodplain Development Permit Application (PDF)
2008 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (PDF)

No-Rise Guidance (PDF)

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