Legal Consequences of Adopting New Floodplain Maps in New Hampshire

12 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2013 Last revised: 3 Sep 2014

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

To mitigate damage from increased flooding many communities across the United States are considering whether to amend and expand floodplain maps and corresponding regulatory tools. Some local governments worry new regulations will give rise to litigation, as new laws may restrict development on private property. Using the state of New Hampshire as an example, this article discusses three challenges a local government may face when defending such regulations including that the ordinance exceeds the enabling authority, violates substantive due process, or violates equal protection.

Suggested Citation

Garvey, Katherine C., Legal Consequences of Adopting New Floodplain Maps in New Hampshire (July 2013). Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 43, p. 10564, 2013, WVU Law Research Paper No. 2013-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2313974

Katherine C. Garvey (Contact Author)

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