Survey of State Land-Use and Natural Hazards Planning Laws

Project Overview

In coordination with FEMA's Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) program, APA has surveyed legislation from all 50 states for laws that are intended to require, promote, or encourage local mitigation of natural hazards. These surveys place an emphasis on the intersection of hazard mitigation and land use in state legislation, and the role of the states in guiding local hazards policy.

A particular focus of each survey concerns plan consistency, climate change integration, local hazards resilience, building code standards, and floodplain management best practices. See below for findings from all 50 states.