On May 17th, 2021, Pitt County adopted an updated version of the Flood Damage Prevention ordinance.
The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (FDPO) is designed to enforce certain standards to minimize the damage to residential and commercial structures in the event of flooding. An updated FDPO that meets FEMA regulations is also required to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP,) which Pitt County has participated in since 1980. Participation in the NFIP allows Pitt County citizens to purchase flood insurance. The NC Floodplain Management Branch created a model ordinance that meets FEMA requirements which has been used by Pitt County since 2001.This model was updated in 2021 to meet FEMA as well as state standards, prompting these revisions to the Pitt County Ordinance. The updated ordinance and a summary of changes can be found in the links below.
If you have any questions about these updates, please contact the Pitt County Planning Department at (252) 902-3250.