We have several handouts available of the requirements and procedures for development within all flood prone areas within unincorporated Santa Cruz County and the City of Nogales, Arizona
Review and investigation of drainage complaints regarding activities within the floodplain, such as filling, construction, or the alteration, diversion, or obstruction of the flow of water
Provide maps of properties showing the location of floodplains on the property, both current and past FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas and locally regulatory floodplains, and providing the topography on the property with a 2 foot contour interval
Provide, via a Site Review, advice on potential ways of reducing or preventing flooding and flood related damages to private Property
The Santa Cruz County Flood Control District maintains a record of all Elevation Certificates that have been submitted as a requirement for Floodplain Use Permits for all structures, Pre-FIRM and Post-FIRM, since June 1, 2001, that have received a Floodplain Use Permit and complied with all requirements of said permit
Make an Inquiry
Attached is a copy of the appropriate forms and information available from the district.
If you would like to make an inquiry please either contact the office, or submit a Flood Hazard Information Sheet for either the Unincorporated County or the City of Nogales. Please provide the tax code identification number (assessors property number) and or street address, and if available, the legal description, and submit the form to the Santa Cruz County Flood Control District.
We are open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fax us at 520-761-7846, call us at 520-375-7830, or drop by the Santa Cruz County Flood Control District office:
275 Rio Rico Drive
Rio Rico, AZ 85648
For all inquiries via the fax or phone, please allow up to 10 business days for a reply. All walk-in inquiries will be handled as soon as possible depending on personnel availability. There is currently no charge for these services.
The mission of the Flood Control District and Floodplain Administration of Santa Cruz County is to provide flood hazard identification, regulation, remediation, and education to the people in Santa Cruz County so that they can reduce their risks of injury, death, and property damage due to flooding while enjoying the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains.
Division Goals & Objectives
To minimize flood and erosion damages for all county residents, property and infrastructure through a variety of flood control and natural resource management activities.