All development in the city of Grand Prairie needs local and state permits. Contact the city of Grand Prairie's Engineering Department office at 972-237-8141 for advice before you build, fill, place a manufactured home or otherwise develop.

The zoning ordinance, flood control ordinance and the international building codes have special provisions regulating construction and other developments within floodplains. Without these provisions, flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) would not be available to property owners in the city of Grand Prairie.

Any development in the floodplain without a permit is illegal: such activity can be reported to the Engineering Department at 972-237-8141.