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Contact Victoria County Floodplain Administration
2805 N. Navarro, Suite 106,
Victoria, Texas 77901 
Phone: 361-578-6281 
Fax: 361-579-6348

Certified Floodplain Managers

Ariel Gomez
Email: agomez@vctx.org

Helpful Links:
Flood Survival Guide
Victoria Office of Emergency Management


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Floodplain               U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency - National Flood Insurance Program  

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress in 1968 to protect lives and property and to reduce the financial burden of providing disaster assistance. The NFIP is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Victoria County participates in the NFIP and agrees to regulate floodplain development according to certain criteria and standard in accordance with Floodplain Ordinance (545-2251). To view the ordinance, you may request via email or review at Victoria County Floodplain Administration.

Additional Information and Documents: To participate in the NFIP, Victoria County agrees to:
  • Adopt and enforce a flood damage prevention ordinance;
  • Require permits for all types of development in the floodplain (refer to Activities Requiring Permits);
  • Ensure that building sites are reasonably safe from flooding;
  • Require new or substantially improved homes and manufactured homes to be elevated at or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE);
  • Require other buildings to be elevated or flood proofed;
  • Conduct field inspections and cite violations;
  • Require Elevation Certificates to document compliance;
  • Resolve non-compliance and violations;

Recreational Vehicles. In a flood hazard area, an RV must: be licensed and titled as an RV or park model (not as a permanent residence); be built on a single chassis; have inflated tires and be self-propelled or towable by light truck; have no attached deck, porch, shed; be used for temporary recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use (no more than 180 days); be less than 400 sq. ft. in area; have quick-disconnect sewage, water, and electrical connectors. RVs that do not meet these conditions must be installed and elevated like Manufactured Homes.