Can I build in the floodplain?
It is always better to avoid building in a floodplain, however in some cases you can build in a floodplain if certain standards and requirements are met. Article 16 of the Franklin County Zoning Regulations addresses floodplain development or you can contact the Floodplain Administrator at the Planning & Building Department at 785-229-3570 to determine if you are in a floodplain or if you have any questions about building in a floodplain.

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1. What is the minimum size parcel that can be built on?
2. How close to a property line can I construct a house?
3. How is my property zoned? What uses are allowed on the property?
4. Can a second dwelling be constructed on a piece of property?
5. Can I build in the floodplain?
6. What work requires a permit?
7. How long is a building permit valid for?
8. What do I need to submit to obtain a building permit?
9. What is a site (plot) plan?
10. What are the fees for building in Franklin County?
11. When are plans required to be prepared or be sealed by an architect or engineer?
12. What work requires licensed contractors?
13. What codes have been adopted by Franklin County?
14. Where can I obtain a copy of the Building Codes adopted by Franklin County?
15. What are the minimum requirements before a new residence can be occupied?
16. When will I get my Certificate of Occupancy?
17. Can I build an addition onto my manufactured home?
18. Where can a manufactured home be placed in Franklin County?