Fort Collins Utilities is an equal opportunity residential and commercial utility service provider. We do not discriminate in the terms, conditions or provision of services based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin.
Fort Collins Utilities es una empresa proveedora de servicios públicos residenciales y comerciales con igualdad de oportunidad. No discriminamos en los términos, las condiciones o la provisión de servicios en base a raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estatus familiar o nacionalidad de origen.
In general, the City's Floodplain Regulations are stricter for new structures and residential buildings than for existing structures and commercial buildings. Learn about proposed floodplain regulations.
Contact Utilities before undertaking any construction (new development, additions, remodels, filling, grading, etc.) on a building or property located in a regulatory floodplain to determine specific floodplain requirements.
Different floodplains have different regulations. A floodplain use permit is required for all construction in the floodplain.
The regulations are designed to:
Two guides help explain portions of the regulations:
In January 2011, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, the State agency responsible for floodplain management, adopted minimum statewide floodplain regulations (PDF 268KB). All communities in Colorado must adopt the new standards by January 2014.
The City of Fort Collins already has adopted many of these standards, so relatively few changes are needed. The public outreach presentation (PDF 1.1MB) provides an overview. Details are included in the floodplain regulation comparison table (PDF 33KB) and the critical facility list (PDF 23KB).
Contact Utilities for questions or to request a presentation to your group.