Storm Ready

Minimum Floor Elevation

​Minimum floor freeboard elevations are required pursuant to the Sacramento County Floodplain Management Ordinance. The lowest finished floor for new construction shall at least 1.5 feet above the base flood elevation (BFE). Building pads for slab-on-grade construction shall be at least one-foot above the BFE and the lowest floor must be at least 1.5 feet above the BFE. Electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing and air conditioning equipment, and other service facilities are required to be designed and/or elevated 1.5 feet above the BFE so as to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components during flooding.