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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Permitting and Regulations

2014 Model Floodplain Hazard Management Regulations, Rev 2017 – Development of the new model is now completed and available for use by communities to utilize and update or establish local regulations. Thanks to everyone that participated in the development process for the model regulations. Inquiries can be made to Traci Sears at 406.444.6654.

Permitting Information

Local Floodplain Administrators

Submittal Requirements for Floodplain Permit Applications
Permit Review Checklist
Application for a Variance   Word doc
Floodplain Variance Checklist   Word doc
Permit Compliance Certification Form   Word doc
Emergency Notification Form   Word doc
Appeals Application   Word doc
Official Complaint Form   Word doc


Guide to Stream Permitting in Montana
Realtor Wetland Book – a guide for Montana's realtors representing property in wetlands and riparian areas.

Additional Resources

10 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Floodplain Consultant







Model Ordinance for Communities


2014 Model Development Information

DNRC Response to Comments and Suggestions – 2013 Model Regulations
Draft 2014 Model Floodplain Hazard Management Regulations Showing Actual Revisions Made Since September 3, 2013





Bureau Chief
Water Operations Bureau
(406) 444-6816

Administrative Support
(406) 444-0862

NFIP/CAP Coordinator
(406) 444-6654

Tiffany Lyden, CFM
Outreach Specialist
(406) 444-0599

Floodplain Specialist
(406) 444-1343 

Civil Engineering Specialist
(406) 444-1300

Outreach Specialist
(406) 444-6732

Flood Hazard GIS Specialist
(406) 444-6664

Floodplain Mapping Specialist
(406) 444-6656