Wicomico County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Wicomico County 12-18-1973 by Res. No. 172. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 117.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 149.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 200.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Flood control and water supply powers and functions - See Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, § 8-901 et seq.
The Building Inspector's office 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 a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement, including prefabricated and mobile homes, must:
A. 
Be designed or modified and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure.
B. 
Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage.
C. 
Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.
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Editor's Note: The preamble to this resolution read as follows:
"WHEREAS, Wicomico County, Maryland has adopted and is enforcing the Southern Standard Building Code and Ordinance #27, Zoning Code, and
"WHEREAS, Section 106.1 Permits, Southern Standard Building Code of the aforesaid prohibits any person, firm or corporation from erecting, constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, improving, moving or demolishing any building or structure without first obtaining a separate building permit for each building or structure from the Building Inspector; and
"WHEREAS, the Wicomico County Building Inspector's Office must examine all plans and specifications for the proposed construction when application is made to him for a building permit.
"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND as follows:..."
[Amended 12-18-2012 by Bill No. 2012-13]
The Department of Planning, Zoning and Community Development shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that:
A. 
All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.
B. 
All public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems, are located, elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage.
C. 
Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.
[Amended 12-18-2012 by Bill No. 2012-13]
The Department of Planning, Zoning and Community Development shall require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewer systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the systems and discharges from the systems into floodwaters and require on-site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding.