The Mayor shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has flood hazard, the proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated homes) must:
(1) Be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure;
(2) Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and
(3) Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
1981 Ed., § 5-301.
1973 Ed., § 5-1101.
Authority under District of Columbia Applications Insurance Implementation Act delegated: See Mayor’s Order 84-193, November 2, 1984.
Delegation of Authority
Delegation of authority pursuant to D.C. Law 1-64, the “D.C. Applications Insurance Implementation Act”, see Mayor’s Order 98-46, April 15, 1998 ( 45 DCR 2691).