Flood Plain Management

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The Floodplain Management Division of the Planning and Development Services Department oversees the protection of floodplain and floodway areas of the County. The Floodplain Manager also implements regulations for development within the floodplain. These regulations have been set by various federal, state, and local agencies to preserve the function of natural floodplains and to prevent loss of life and property due to issues that may arise when natural water courses are altered. Complete the Flood Zone Determination form and return to see you are in a flood plain.


  • Review subdivision plans from developers' engineers and individual residential plans for compliance with York County, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource design standards.
  • Reviews certificates of elevation.
  • Assist residents and developers to identify floodplain areas.
  • Develop and/or revise York County design standards and ordinances in order to properly review submitted documents from all possible sources.
  • Provide customer service and technical assistance to all York County departments, other government agencies, consultants, vendors, developers, public, etc. for all projects on an as needed basis.