The North Bend Eagle



Permits needed for repairs, fees being waived

Published 4/10/19

Residents of North Bend are reminded that everyone with flood damage necessitating repairs to their homes are required to obtain a building permit thru the city office, per FEMA regulations.

North Bend building permits are available to download at

This includes replacing items such as a hot water heater, air conditioner, furnace, electrical panel, built-in appliances such as dishwashers and stoves, water softener, flooring or structural foundations.

The city is waiving all permit fees for flood damage permits, but it must have the permit on record.

The city is required to check each assessed building value, which does not include the land value, just the building. If some have already had repairs completed, the City still wants a permit taken out so to satisfy FEMA requirements. It is preferred that the permits are obtained prior to work being started.

“We are doing everything possible to help each home that may be substantially damaged and unable to complete repairs,” city clerk Theresa Busse said. “All homeowners who carry flood insurance have a clause in their policy that allows up to $30,000 to bring your home into compliance with FEMA. This includes lifting the home up, having a new foundation built, and placing home back down. Others may have a home that is built up higher with a basement– they possibly could apply for a LOMA taking them out of the flood plain. They may just need to bring in some dirt around their foundations. For those confused on their options, please contact me at city hall.”


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