The purpose of this page is to define violation, a commonly used term in floodplain management.
The failure of a structure or other development to be fully compliant with the community's floodplain management regulations. A structure or other development without the elevation certificate, other certifications, or other evidence of compliance required by the community's floodplain management ordinance is presumed to be in violation until such time as that documentation is provided.
To remedy a violation means to bring the structures or other development into full or partial compliance with State or local regulations or, if this is not possible, to reduce the impacts of its non-compliance. Ways that impacts may be reduced include protecting the structure or other affected development from flood damages, implementing the enforcement provision of the ordinance or otherwise deterring future similar violations, or reducing Federal financial exposure with regard to the structure or other development.