Floodplain Review Board Process

Appeal / Interpretations Flow Chart (PDF)

Floodplain Review Board Schedule


All Regular Flood Control Advisory Board (FCAB) meetings are held at 2:00 pm, in the New River Conference Room of the Flood Control District of Maricopa County located at 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix AZ.

Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month, except for December when the meeting will be held on the first Wednesday of the month. Meetings will not be scheduled in July or November, unless called by the Chairman of the FCAB.

Applications should be submitted to the Floodplain Administrator at least 30 calendar days prior to the FCAB scheduled meeting date in order for the information to be reviewed by staff and placed on the agenda if all of the information is complete.

2018 Dates

Meeting Date Application Submittal Deadline 15 Day Notification, Post 5 Day Notification
January 24 December 22, 2017 January 9 January 19
February 28 January 23 February 12 February 22
March 28 February 23 March 12 March 22
April 26 March 23 April 9 April 19
May 23 April 20 May 7 May 17
June 27 May 25 June 11 June 21
July - No Meeting N/A N/A N/A
August 22 July 20 August 6 August 16
September 26 August 24 September 10 September 20
October 24 September 21 October 8 October 18
November - No Meeting N/A N/A N/A
December 5 November 2 November 19 November 29
January 23, 2019 December 21, 2018 January 7, 2019 January 17, 2019

Review Board Process


  1. Appeals to the Floodplain Review Board shall be filed with the Floodplain Administrator within thirty (30) calendar days of the receipt of notice of the decision to be appealed, or sixty (60) calendar days from the date of the decision whichever is earlier.
  2. The Floodplain Review Board shall fix a time for hearing the appeal and give notice to the parties in interest and to the public. The Floodplain Review Board shall hear and decide the appeal within a reasonable time. Hearing dates shall coincide with the Flood Control Advisory Board (FCAB) schedule or at another time as deemed necessary. Meetings are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of every month.
  3. Fifteen (15) days before the Hearing, a notice shall be sent to parties in interest and the public by posting the site and publication of the meeting agenda.
  4. Except for appeal for interpretation of the Regulations, the property shall be posted as to the time, date, and location of the hearing.
  5. At least five (5) days before the Hearing, a copy of the agenda and staff report shall be mailed/emailed to the applicant and appellant and the materials for the Appeal or Interpretation sent to the Floodplain Review Board.
  6. The Hearing is conducted in accordance with open meeting law. Staff will present a narrative report and the applicant or others wishing to speak shall be allowed to present to the Floodplain Review Board.
  7. Any appellant aggrieved by a decision of the Floodplain Review Board may, within thirty (30) calendar days of such decision, appeal to the Board of Directors by filing a written notice of appeal with the Clerk of the Board on an Appeal or Interpretation Application Form (PDF) provided by the Floodplain Administrator.
  8. Any appellant aggrieved by a decision of the Board of Directors may file a special action in Superior Court of the State of Arizona.
Note: Any interpretation of the regulations issued by the Floodplain Review Board shall only affect the dispute between the appellant and district employees.