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   Preliminary flood hazard data (preliminary data) is available for selected areas of Volusia County.  It provides the public an early look at their home or community‘s projected risk to flood hazards. Preliminary data may include: new or revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, and FIRM Databases.  Click here to review the areas within Volusia County that are affected. 

A public Flood Risk Open House Meeting is scheduled on February 25th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Port Orange Regional Library.
The library is located at 1005 City Center Circle, Port Orange, Florida 32129.

Attendees can review preliminary maps and reports; learn more about the appeal and compliance periods or the map adoption process; and ask questions about flood insurance and approaches for reducing their flood risks. For additional information about the Open House or individual property inquiries within the unincorporated County email CountyFloodZoneInquiries@volusia.org

The Building and Zoning Division is comprised of five (5) major activities: Building Code Administration; Contractor Licensing; Impact Fee Assessment; Permit Center; and Building and Zoning Compliance.


The Building Code Administration activity reviews building plans for compliance to county, state, and federal codes, and inspects construction for consistency with the approved plans.

The Contractor Licensing activity administers a county-wide database, issues competency cards and listings, and investigates complaints of unlicensed activity.

The Impact Fee Assessment activity reviews building plans for assessment of impact fees based on the use and location.

The Permit Center activity processes all building permit applications from intake to issuance; reviews applications for zoning setbacks and allowed uses based on the parcel’s zoning classification; and scans all documents and plans for records retention.  The County’s on-line permitting system, Connect Live Permits, is managed by this activity.

The Building and Zoning Compliance activity investigates complaints of potential County ordinance violations, and performs code related inspections.


Mike Nelson

Lori Cushing
Senior Staff Assistant