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Babylon, NY Flood Damage Protection

New York
Town Of Babylon   
Urban | Suburban |
The purpose of the Flood Damage Protection legislation is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions.

The City of Babylon created a floodplain development permit which requires all construction in areas designed by the city as “special flood hazards.” Applications for these permits require certificates from a licensed professional engineer or architect showing that they meet the floodproofing requirements established in the legislation. The local administrator oversees the application of permits and must perform periodic inspections throughout construction. Certificates of compliance are administered after successful completion of construction.