Rutherford County Stormwater Management Masthead

 

1 South Public Square
Room 200
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

P: (615) 898-7732
F: (615) 898-7823

Information

Check out our GIS map overlays and see if your house or property has flood.

http://gis.rutherfordcountytn.gov/

Insurance sometimes needs a FIRMette. Create your own intructions here

start here https://msc.fema.gov/portal

General Information: https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/

County's Regulations start on my 26 of the subdivision regulations:

1. Residential

a. Minimum finished floor elevation which shall be set at three (3) feet above the established 100-year flood elevation or three (3) feet above the highest known water level in areas subject to periodic flooding or inundation.

b. Minimum pad elevations shall be a minimum of one (1) foot above the established 100-year flood or a minimum of one (1) foot above the highest known water level in areas subject to periodic flooding or inundation. If a residential principal structure has a crawl space, the entire space must meet this requirement.

c. Mechanical and electrical equipment shall be located one (1) foot above the 100- year flood elevation or one (1) foot above the highest known water level in areas subject to flooding or inundation.

d. A ten (10)-foot wide yard surrounding the foot print of the house at or above the 100-year flood elevation or above the highest known water level in areas subject to periodic flooding or inundation in all directions from the principal structure.

e. Fill material shall be placed in compacted layers four feet from the structure, and shall be continued out a minimum distance from the perimeter of any proposed building to the top of the slope a distance twice the depth of fill at that point. This shall be done at or above the 100-year flood elevation or if there is no 100- year flood elevation then at or above the best known flood elevation.

f. The fill material specified in this section shall not have slopes steeper than 3:1 unless stabilization measures approved by the Rutherford County Building Codes Department. All slopes shall be stabilized.

2. Commercial, Industrial or other non-residential developments

a. The minimum finished floor elevation which shall be set at one (1) foot above the established 100-year flood elevation or one (1) foot above the highest known water level in areas subject to periodic flooding or inundation.

 

 

 

 

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