Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance:

The City of Hendersonville participates in the National Flood Insurance Program. This allows residents of the City of Hendersonville and its jurisdiction to purchase flood insurance. The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance regulates fill and encroachments within the flood hazard areas of the City. It is the purpose of this ordinance to promote the public health, safety and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas.

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

For questions about floodplain management regulations, contact the Floodplain Administrator:

Brendan Shanahan, PE, CFM

(828) 674-0697




Minimum Housing Code:

The City of Hendersonville has adopted the Southern Building Code Congress International "Standard Housing Code" as the minimum housing code for the City of Hendersonville. This ordinance is adopted to secure the beneficial interest and purposes thereof which are public safety, health and general welfare through structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards incidental to construction, alteration, repair, removal, demolition, use or occupancy of residential buildings and accessory structures.


Nuisance Ordinance:

It is unlawful within the City of Hendersonville for the owner or occupant of any lot, residence, parcel of land or other building to permit to exist on any such lot, residence, building or parcel of land, any condition which is dangerous or prejudicial to the public health and which may be declared to be noxious or constitute a nuisance.

If you would like to file a complaint concerning a violation of one of the codes or ordinances, you may do so by calling the Development Assistance Department at (828)-697-3010. Your complaint will be investigated immediately.