Property Damaged in the Flood?

Posted by City of Sumter Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:05:00 PM Categories: Flood planning

Sumter Planning Department Offers Guidance

If your home or business sustained flood damage, the City and County Flood Damage Prevention Regulations may affect how you rebuild or make improvements.


A building permit is required for most repairs and demolition to flood damaged property beyond simple clean up and removal of debris, including carpet and flooring.  Prior to the issuance of a Sumter City-County building permit, a damage assessment must be completed in order to receive a building permit to repair impacted/damaged structures within the 100 year floodplain. 


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Read more on the CDCs Tips for cleaning your flood damaged property.

Also, more on the City/County Building Permit process and what type of work requires a permit.