Chapter 19

Chapter 19 includes the City of Houston’s Floodplain Ordinance. The City adopted amendments to Chapter 19 in April 2018.

Chapter 19 Guidelines are a companion to the Floodplain Ordinance. The Guidelines establish procedures for implementing the ordinance.

Chapter 19 will become effective on September 1, 2018. The Floodplain Management Office will review any plans submitted for review prior to September 1 under the previous (2008) version of the floodplain ordinance.

GUIDELINES HIGHLIGHTS
– New Permit Procedures
– Updated Design Procedures
– Enhanced Enforcement Tools
– Clarification of City Engineer’s Duties
– Incorporation of Substantial Damage Procedures

PUBLIC INPUT
Public input can be made through Friday, June 29 @ 5 PM

Open House Meetings
Monday, June 11 | 2-4 PM | Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Basement Training Room – B2, Houston, TX 77002

Thursday, June 28 | 6-8 PM | Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096

Information Table
Houston Public Works will have an information table at Long-Term Recovery Community Engagement meetings throughout the city on:
Wednesday, June 13 | 6-8 PM | Judson Robinson Sr Community Center, 1422 Ledwicke St, Houston, TX 77029
Monday, June 18 | 6-8 PM | Blackshear Elementary School, 2900 Holman Street, 77004
Tuesday, June 19 | 6:30-8:30 PM | St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta Street, 77034
Wednesday, June 20 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Westbury High School, 11911 Chimney Rock Rd., 77035
Saturday, June 23 | 10 AM-Noon | Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Road, 77024

Email
pwe.director@houstontx.gov, or
contact your local Council Member

RESOURCES
Final Chapter 19 Floodplain Ordinance
Draft Chapter 19 Guidelines
Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure Presentation
Exhibits
Summary + Frequently Asked Questions
Timeline
Data Analysis

PUBLIC INPUT
The public input survey on proposed changes to Chapter 19 has closed.
You may email:
pwe.director@houstontx.gov, or
– contact your local Council Member