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Planning & Environmental Services 

Tim Hamilton



Kathleen Malone Crouch

Administrative Assistant



300 W. Ash, Room 209

Salina, KS 67401


URGENT INFORMATION – For residents that may have experienced damage to their home as a result of the May flash flood events:


If your property in unincorporated Saline County received any structural damage because of the recent flash flood events in May, you may need to apply for a building permit prior to repair. This would be a no-charge permit for any repair or modification to:


  • Load –bearing walls
  • Roof structures
  • Floor framing
  • Basement walls


You will NOT need a permit for:


  • Clearing debris
  • Replacement of siding
  • Replacement of windows and doors
  • Painting
  • Replacing roof shingles
  • Replacing carpet




  • Please provide before and after photographs of damage if your property is located within the designated .1% annual chance flood zone (regulatory floodplain) as denoted on the Flood Insurance Rate Map.


  • If the Floodplain Administrator determines that your home is substantially damaged because of the flooding, your property will be required to comply with FEMA standards for elevating residential and commercial structures to two (2) feet above base flood elevation as determined by a surveyor.


  • “Substantial Damage” means, “damage of any origin sustained by a structure whereby the cost of restoring the structure to its before-damage condition would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred.” FEMA Bulletin #213.


  • Substantial damage is sometimes determined by County staff, but is best estimated by an independent appraisal performed by a certified appraiser.


For Questions on whether your property will require a permit, or is in the floodplain, contact Tim Hamilton, Floodplain Administrator at (785) 309-5813.



The Planning and Zoning Office is open,  though we are encouraging those who wish to come in to make an appointment by calling beforehand. 


Documents, including meeting agendas and minutes which are not available on this site are available in the Planning & Zoning Office.





Saline County Zoning Map



Planning & Zoning Commission Board of Zoning Appeals Frequently Asked Questions
Document Center Floodplain Map &Info Subdivision Information


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