Floodplain Management

Planning + Development - Floodplain Management examines and reviews construction documents for compliance with flood damage prevention and storm drainage regulations. We conduct field investigation, respond to inquiries regarding building codes, and enforce the Flood Plain Management Rules and Regulations.

We serve as a Variance Board Coordinator for all Public Works Appeals.

Flooding is the largest natural disaster threat to Ohio. Local and state floodplain management programs reduce future flood damages and protect the natural benefits of the floodplain.

Hamilton County has implemented a program to reduce future flood risks allowing the federal government to make flood insurance available through the National Flood Insurance Program.

Land use regulations, containing the minimum federal standards of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), are adopted and enforced by Hamilton County to protect lives and property from the peril of flooding.

We work directly with the public to assist in determination of Floodplain Management for property owners through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Flood Insurance Rating System.

We also work directly with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources   (ODNR) and other governmental agencies to ensure that all Floodplain Management requirements are met within the unincorporated areas of Hamilton County.

Contact Information
  - Greg Smorey CFM, Floodplain Manager for Hamilton County
  - (513) 946-4760