2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 16 - Public Health And Welfare Generally
Chapter 268 - Flood Loss Prevention
§ 14-268-104 - Authority to adopt measures.

AR Code § 14-268-104 (2014) What's This?

(a) In addition to all other powers, and notwithstanding any provision of any other law, each city, town, or county in this state is authorized to enact, adopt, and enforce ordinances, building or zoning codes, or other appropriate measures regulating, restricting, or controlling the management and use of land, structures, and other developments in flood-prone areas.

(b) The measures, in addition to all other matters, may:

(1) Restrict the development and use of land which is exposed to flood damage;

(2) To the extent possible, guide the development of proposed construction away from locations threatened by flood hazards;

(3) Prescribe assistance in reducing flood damage;

(4) Require flood-proofing of structures which are permitted to remain in, or are to be constructed in, flood-prone areas;

(5) Prescribe regulation of the types, purposes, and uses of structures, buildings, developments, or fills permitted to be erected or improved in flood-prone areas;

(6) Require drainage and such other action as is feasible to minimize flooding; and

(7) Assure the adequacy of sewerage and water systems that may be affected by flooding.

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