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Call 281.476.2237 for information about emergency response incidents at member facilities and off-site transportation incidents (such as a tanker truck, rail car, pipeline, or marine vessel) that may impact Shoreacres or the surrounding community.

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The City of Shoreacres requires building permits for most construction activities.

A list of building permits recently issued can be found here.



The City of Shoreacres is located in a Texas First Tier Coastal County with Inland I Adopted Wind Speed and a design requirement for 120 mph 3-second gust.

For more information click here.



The City of Shoreacres regulates construction with the floodplain through it's Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (Ord.2007-04). For a copy of the Ordinance click here. On August 10, 2009, the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance was amended (Ord.2009-46). For a copy of the Ordinance amendments click here.

All new houses and buildings that are substantially improved (50% or more of market value) must be built at (or elevated to) an elevation one-foot above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) shown on the FEMA NFIP Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). We call that elevation the Minimum Base Flood Elevation (MBFE).

All building construction below MBFE in Shoreacres is susceptible to flooding and must be constructed using flood damage-resistant building materials, including fasteners and connectors. The International Building Code, by reference to ASCE 24 Flood Resistant Design and Construction, and the International Residential Code, require the use of flood damage-resistant materials. The International Building Code has been adopted, by Ordinance, by the City of Shoreacres. For guidance see FEMA Technical Bulletin TB-2 (August 2008, 20pp) titled, "Flood Damage-Resistant Materials for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas in Accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program." For an online copy of this publication click here.

All recent and most older Elevation Certificates on file with the City of Shoreacres are available online click here.

To see the City of Shoreacres' MBFE list by address click here.

FEMA Guidance for Residential Buildings:

FEMA 55: Coastal Construction Manual (a comprehensive reference on planning, designing, and constructing coastal homes to resist wind, flood, and erosion hazards):  Click Here   

FEMA 499: Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction (a series of 31 Fact Sheets on coastal home design and construction topics):  Click Here

FEMA 550: Recommended Residential Construction for the Gulf Coast: Building on Strong and Safe Foundations (created by FEMA after Hurricane Katrina to provide pre-engineered wind and flood-resistant foundations for coastal homes): Click Here 

NFIP Technical Bulletins (a series of short publications discussing specific aspects of National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) design and construction requirements. Four of the bulletins were updated in 2008): Click Here 





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