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A permit is required for all swimming pools, either above-ground or below-ground pools, which are capable of holding water 24 inches or deeper. A minimum 48-inch safety barrier is also required. This is typically a fence, or in the case of an above-ground pool the sidewall may serve as the barrier. Access limitations may apply. Setback requirements are the same as for other accessory structures. Contact the Building Official at 641-673-7472 for help with specific requirements.
Visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center at https://msc.fema.gov/, enter your address, and click 'search'. Map layers may take a few moments to load. Flood hazard areas are typically noted as 'Zone A' and highlighted in a light-blue color. Map revisions, amendments, and revalidations are also available at this link. Contact local floodplain manager Shawn Christ at 641-673-9431 (ext 5029) or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or visit the Development Services Department at City Hall.