Yes, every property is in a Flood Zone. Flood Zones are determined by FEMA Flood Insurance Studies based on the risk of flooding. High risk flood zones include A, AE, AO, V, and VE. Flood Zone X is considered a minimal risk area and doesn’t usually require the purchase of flood insurance.However, flooding can occur anywhere. For more information, please click on the following link: https://www.ormondbeach.org/243/Floodplain-Management.
The FEMA maps delineate areas that are within flood hazard areas (areas prone to flooding) as well as areas outside the flood hazard area (Flood Zone X). These maps are used by insurers and lenders to assist in determining if flood insurance is required for a property owner. You can determine the flood zone for your property through the FEMA Map Service Center. Floodsmart.gov provides information regarding the purchase of a flood policy, risk assessments, types of flood insurance, and policy costs and terms.
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The City is responsible for establishing land use classifications as a means of regulating business and residential activities to ensure that uses are compatible and appropriate within defined areas of the City. Properties must generally comply with the regulations for the respective district in which they are located.
The Official Zoning Maps show the classifications as an overlay on the land area within the City. The regulations are defined within Chapter 2, Article II of the City's Land Development Code.
All development projects are reviewed by the Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC). The SPRC meetings are public meetings and information, including agendas and minutes can be found at the following link: https://www.ormondbeach.org/237/Site-Plan-Review-Committee. Development projects are detailed within a Monthly Development Report and placed at https://www.ormondbeach.org/247/Development-Projects. On this webpage, the project submittal, application and a location map are provided.
Information packets are generally available one week prior to the scheduled meeting. The agenda and staff reports for each item are posted to the city’s website.
Information packets are available approximately one week prior to the scheduled meeting. The agenda and staff reports for each item are posted to the city’s website.
The Form Based Code consists of a set of regulations developed to implement the Downtown Master Plan in order to encourage and facilitate redevelopment in the downtown area. The related documents can be found on the website’s CRA/Downtown page.
Short term rentals in the City of Ormond Beach is defined as transient lodging and is not a Permitted, Conditional, or Special Exception use within the City’s residential zoning districts. Transient Lodging is defined as less than a six (6) month lease.
For properties located within the City of Ormond Beach, long term rental, defined as more than a six (6) month lease, is permitted in all residential zoning districts. The City does not regulate the long-term rental of private residences, meaning, no business license is required.
The City’s B-4, B-6 and B-7 commercial zoning districts allow transient lodging as a permitted use. Transient lodging establishments in these zoning districts require a local business tax and must comply with all the state transient lodging regulations. Review of transient lodging locations must be approved by the Site Plan Review Committee.
Modular homes, built to Florida Building Code, and secured on a permanent foundation, in compliance with the Land Development Code design requirements below, are considered a single-family dwelling unit and are permitted in the single-family zoning districts throughout the City.
Sec. 2-42. - Design standards.
A permit is not required for small manufactured sheds (storage/utility) under 50 square feet (5 x 10) in area, with no permanent base/slab. Sheds are not permitted in the front yard and the minimum set-back requirement from the rear and side property lines is 7.5’. Sheds need to be anchored to the ground for wind resistance. Anchoring kits are available from various manufacturers, Home Depot and Lowes.
Sheds greater than 50 square feet and less than 150 square feet and 10’ or less in height require a building permit. The required setback minimum is 7.5’ from the rear and side property lines. Sheds larger than 50 square feet but less than 120 square feet do not require signed and sealed engineering. The structure may be pre-fabricated or constructed using commonly accepted construction practices with approval from the building official. A survey/site plan showing that the shed will meet the 7.5’ set-back from the rear and side property lines and the construction details and specification must be submitted with the permit application.
For structures between 121-150 square feet, signed and sealed engineering or Florida State Manufactured Building approval is required. A survey/site plan showing that the shed will meet the 7.5’ setback from the rear and side property lines and the construction details and specification must be submitted with the permit application.
Structures over 150 square feet or 10’ in height must meet principle building setbacks and the Land Development Code requirements for Detached Garages. Principle building setbacks vary by zoning district. The city’s zoning maps and district regulations can be located at the following link: Zoning Districts & Maps. A survey and drawings and specifications signed and sealed by a registered design professional are required.
No Accessory structures are permitted in any platted easements.
“Recreational vehicle" includes motor homes, utility trailers, boats, boat trailers, overnight travel trailers and similar vehicles or pieces of equipment.
Recreation vehicles that are less than 10’ in height (plus 1’ for roof mounted equipment) may be stored on single-family and duplex lots provided such storage is in conformance with the standards of Section 2-50 (aa) of the Land Development Code.
Fences are regulated by Section 2-50 (n) of the City's Land Development Code and require a permit. A survey showing the location of the proposed driveway is required.
All fencing must be installed with the finished side facing the adjacent lot. Fences used as pool barriers must meet the requirement of the Florida Building Code 4501.17.
Driveways are regulated by the City’s Land Development Code and a require a permit. A survey showing the location of the driveway is required. The City’s Land Development Code, Section 3-24 requires paved surfaces for vehicular parking and Section 1-22 defines paved areas as an improved area consisting of asphaltic concrete, concrete, brick or similar material.
Standards driveways must be 3’ from side property lines. City Planning Staff should be consulted for driveway extensions and/or additions.
The City of Ormond Beach and Volusia County entered into an Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement in 2014 establishing the City’s jurisdiction over properties adjacent to North US Highway 1 from the bridge at the Tomoka River, north to the Volusia-Flagler County line. Jurisdictional responsibilities include Land Use, Zoning, Development Review, Building Permitting, and Code Enforcement. For more information regarding the North US 1 Interlocal Service Boundary Area, please click here.
To verify the jurisdiction, please visit Volusia County Property Appraiser's Office (vcgov.org) and select “Search” from the top menu to search by address.
The Comprehensive Plan is required by Section 163.3177, F.S and includes certain elements such a Future Land Use, Housing, Transportation, Recreation, Utilities, Capital Improvements Conservation, and Coastal Management. The Comprehensive plan provides a framework for how Ormond Beach will grow, redevelop, and provide infrastructure for the city through the Goals, Objectives and Policies within the individual elements. The Land Development Code provides detail regulations such as zoning uses, dimensional standard, conditions for uses, parking requirements, landscape and tree preservation standards, architectural regulations, and environmental standards.
Each parcel of land has a Comprehensive Plan (land use) and a Land Development Code (zoning) designation. The land use designation defines broad uses, density, and intensity and the zoning provides specific development and use standards.
Planning staff maintains a news and notice section on the Planning website at: https://www.ormondbeach.org/343/Planning-Zoning.Board agendas, neighborhood meetings, and other Planning related items are listed here. Individuals can also sign up at:https://www.ormondbeach.org/list.aspx for news and notices to be provided by e-mail.