Home Owner Resources: Flood

The City of Valley City participates in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System at a Class 9. This program recognizes the efforts Valley City has taken for effective floodplain management and benefits property owners with lower flood insurance premiums.

National Flood Insurance Program is available for residential and commercial properties. Additional information about the National Flood Insurance Program is provided by FEMA.

ND State Water Commission Risk Assessment Map, a searchable flood hazard zone map.

The City of Valley City has developed a Permanent Flood Protection Plan. Updates on the project as well as flood related maps are available online. 

Barnes County has developed a Hazard Mitigation Plan

Building Permit Guide

The Valley City Building Permit Guide includes the following topics:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Requirements for Walls, Fences & Hedges
  • Drawing Types & Descriptions
  • Permit Submittal Requirements for Common Projects
  • Residential Inspections
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Permit Time Limits & Penalties
  • Fees
  • Codes

The City of Valley City follows the building code adopted by the State of North Dakota. The Community Services division of the ND Department of Commerce posts this online.

If you have any questions, please contact the Building/Fire Inspector at (701) 845-8122.

Planning & Zoning Application

Note: The Planning & Zoning Board meets every third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm.

The Planning & Zoning Request Form is used to request one of the following:

  • Variance
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Re-zone
  • Plat/replat
  • Vacation of Street/Alley
  • Other

Submit the form and fees to the Building/Fire Inspector.