Building in the Floodplain

The following are publications, technical bulletins on construction within the floodplain and the Canadian County Floodplain Ordinance. Know the regulations before beginning construction. If you have additional questions, feel free to call the Floodplain Management at 405-496-6821 or by email.

Canadian County Floodplain Regulations (PDF)

  • Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (PDF, 181 KB)
  • Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)
  • Homeowners Guide to Retrofitting (FEMA P-312) (PDF, 53296 KB)
  • Protecting Building Utility Systems from Flood Damage (FEMA P-348 Edition 2) (PDF, 38406 KB)
  • Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods (FEMA P-85) (PDF, 15665 KB)
  • Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas (FEMA P-550) (PDF, 64591 KB)
  • Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Residential Structures (FEMA P-259) (PDF, 56934 KB)
  • Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings (FEMA P-936) (PDF, 41778 KB)
  • Historic Structures (FEMA P-467-2) (PDF, 1203 KB)
  • Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction (FEMA P-499) (PDF, 23884 KB)
  • Above the Flood Elevating your Floodprone House FEMA-347 (PDF, 91496 KB)
  • Elevated Residential Structures FEMA-54 (PDF, 6001 KB)
  • Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding FEMA-511 (PDF, 8438 KB)
  • Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas FEMA-257 (PDF, 8434 KB)
  • Protecting Floodplain Resources FEMA-268 (PDF, 46295 KB)

FEMA Technical Bulletins

  • User's Guide to NFIP Technical Bulletins
    (PDF, 2164 KB)
  • FEMA TB 1-Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures
    (PDF, 5413 KB)
  • FEMA TB 2-Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements
    (PDF, 1151 KB)
  • FEMA TB 4-Elevator Installation 
    (PDF, 3520 KB)
  • FEMA TB 5-Free of Obstruction Requirements
    (PDF, 8767 KB)
  • FEMA TB 9-Design and Constructions Guidance for Breakaway Walls Below Elevated Coastal Buildings
    (PDF, 7155 KB)
  • TB 3-93 Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification
    (PDF, 91 KB)
  • TB 6-93 Below-Grade Parking Requirements
    (PDF, 56 KB)
  • TB 7-93 Wet Floodproofing Requirements
    (PDF, 87 KB)
  • TB 8-96 Corrosion Protection for Coastal Areas
    (PDF, 877 KB)
  • TB 10-01 Ensuring that Structures Built on Fill In or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas are Reasonably Safe From Flooding
    (PDF, 846 KB)
  • TB 11-01 Crawlspace Construction for Buildings Located in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (PDF, 599 KB)