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You may also report a code violation online through the citizen request center. If you are a first time user, you will need to establish a user name and password.
If the property is found to be safe and sound, it is allowed to be occupied. Rental inspections help to keep the property at a high market value.
Citizens wishing to report abandoned vehicles left on a public roadway are asked to call the Missouri City Police Department at 281.403.8700.
307 Texas Pkwy.Missouri City, TX 77489 Ph: 281.261.2886Fx: 281.261.4770
Office hours for the Missouri City branch at Monday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Fort Bend County Tax Office
The list of fire permits issued can be found on the Fire Permit Application along with submittal requirements for fire protection systems. The permit application can be completed online via the link above or printed and submitted with construction drawings to the permit office. Fire Permit Application
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For a limited time, Missouri City households can request a voucher for up to $50 off the cost of dropping these materials at the county facility. For a voucher, please contact us at 281.403.8645.
An arrangement for tours and additional information is available by calling the Fire Department headquarters at 281.403.4300, Monday through Friday, or completing the Fire Resource Request Form online.
Call 9-1-1 for police, fire, and medical emergencies. When you call for help, what you say is important. Remember to stay calm and speak clearly. Say what is wrong and the kind of help you need. Tell the call taker the location of the emergency and give your name and telephone number. Even if you cannot speak, the call taker may be able to tell where you're calling from. Follow the call taker's instructions and stay on the line in an emergency. Know what to do when you call; roll play with your children, so that they know what to do in an emergency.
If you would like more information regarding fire lanes or would like to report a violation please call the fire marshall's office at 281.403.4300 during regular business hours or the police dispatcher at 281.403.8700, 24 hours a day.
All exiting requirements are described in the International Building Codes and International Fire Codes. If you should have any questions about your emergency exiting system you may contact the fire marshal’s office at 281.403.4311 during normal business hours.
If a permit or construction plan is required for the installation or condition being inspected, please ensure it is on site and readily available for review by the field inspector. A list of permits issued by the Fire Prevention Division can be found by searching the department's forms section. MCFD Forms
Test your escape route, make sure windows can be opened easily, and that screens and storm windows can be removed from the inside. If your bedrooms are on the second floor, provide folding escape ladders to safely get to the ground level. To account for everyone's safety, select and list on your plan a definite meeting place outside the house. Please do not waste time gathering valuables or getting dressed, every second counts and your safety is paramount. Assign someone to assist infants, elderly, and handicapped family members.
Be prepared to call the fire department from a neighbor’s house by dialing 9-1-1. Give the 9-1-1 operator your name, address, phone number, and type of emergency. Wait to answer any questions before terminating the call. Remember, practice is the only way this plan is learned and become second nature during an emergency. If you need assistance in developing a home fire escape plan, call the Fire Department at 281.403.4300.
For areas outside of the city limits and within our response district, the Outside Protection Area (OPA):
If your home is in the 1% annual chance floodplain, it has a 26% chance of getting flooded over a 30-year period. This means it is about five times more likely to get damaged by flood than by a severe fire.
You should know that usually you can get flood insurance, if available, by contacting your regular homeowners insurance agent. FEMA and others recommend that everyone in special flood hazard areas buy flood insurance. If you buy a home or refinance your home, your mortgage lender or banker may require flood insurance. But, even if not required, it is a good investment especially in areas that flood frequently or where flood forces are likely to cause major damage.
Another thing you should know is that your community may require permits for remodeling, improving, expanding, or rebuilding your building. In order to reduce long-term flood damage, the National Flood Insurance Program requires that buildings that are substantially improved or substantially damaged become compliant.
This means if the cost of the improvements or repairs is more than 50% of the market value of the building, you will have to make it compliant with the rules for floodplain construction. Usually, this means lifting it off the foundation and elevating it above the predicted flood level. If you carry a flood insurance policy and have major flood damage, you may be eligible for up to $20,000 more to help pay for the cost of this work.
Several areas of flood hazards are commonly identified on these maps. One of these areas is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), which is defined as an area of land that would be inundated by a flood having a 1% chance of occurring in any given year (also referred to as the base flood or 100-year flood). The 1% annual chance standard was chosen after considering various alternatives.
The standard constitutes a reasonable compromise between the need for building restrictions to minimize potential loss of life and property and the economic benefits to be derived from floodplain development. Development may take place within the SFHA, provided that development complies with local floodplain management ordinances, which must meet the minimum federal requirements. Flood insurance is required for insurable structures within the SFHA to protect federal financial investments and assistance used for acquisition and/or construction purposes within communities participating in the NFIP.
Note: Buildings and structures are insurable. The National Flood Insurance Program does not insure land.
If fill has been added and removes a structure or property from a floodplain, you may file for a Letter of Map Revision-based on Fill to consider the elevations.
FEMA encourages communities to use the Elevation Certificate developed by FEMA to fulfill this requirement since it also can be used by the property owner to obtain flood insurance. Communities participating in the Community Rating System (CRS) are required to use the FEMA Elevation Certificate.
The building is located directly across from the public library.
Probation does not affect the availability of flood insurance.
If suspended, the community becomes non-participating and flood insurance policies cannot be written or renewed. Policies in force at the time of suspension continue in force for the policy term. Three-year policies remain in force until the next annual anniversary date of the policy.
For example, this would prohibit loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, insured by the Federal Housing Administration, or secured by the Rural Housing Services. Under Section 202(b) of Public Law 93-234, if a Presidentially declared disaster occurs as a result of flooding in a non-participating community, no federal financial assistance can be provided for the permanent repair or reconstruction of insurable buildings in SFHAs. Eligible applicants may receive those forms of disaster assistance that are not related to permanent repair and reconstruction of buildings.
If the community applies and is accepted into the NFIP within six months of a presidential disaster declaration, these limitations on federal disaster assistance are lifted.
The first step in the application process is for the community to obtain a copy of the CRS Coordinator's Manual, which describes the program and gives details on the eligible activities. The CRS coordinator should fill out and submit an application for participation in the CRS. The CRS will verify the information and arrange for flood insurance premium discounts.
Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and the federal government that states if a community will adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance to reduce future flood risks to new construction in Special Flood Hazard Areas, the federal government will make flood insurance available within the community as a financial protection against flood losses.
In the face of mounting flood losses and escalating costs of disaster relief to the general taxpayers, the U.S. Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP). The intent was to reduce future flood damage through community floodplain management ordinances, and provide protection for property owners against potential losses through an insurance mechanism that requires a premium to be paid for the protection.
The NFIP is administered by the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) and the Mitigation Directorate (MT), components of FEMA, an independent federal agency.
The companies receive an expense allowance for policies written and claims processed while the federal government retains responsibility for underwriting losses. The WYO Program operates within the context of the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP), and is subject to its rules and regulations.
The goals of the WYO Program are:
As of October 2000, more than 100 insurance companies had signed arrangements with FIMA to sell and service flood insurance under their names.
Private insurance companies participating in the Write Your Own (WYO) Program must be licensed and regulated by states to engage in the business of property insurance in those states in which they wish to sell flood insurance.
Insurance rates also would reflect the probable higher losses that would result without local floodplain management enforcement activities.
Each identified flood-prone community must assess its flood hazard and determine whether flood insurance and floodplain management would benefit the community's residents and economy. However, a community that chooses not to participate within one year after the flood hazard has been identified and an NFIP map has been provided, is subject to the ramifications.
A community's participation status can significantly affect current and future owners of property located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). The decision should be made with full awareness of the consequence of each action.
About 1% of the 19,000 communities participating in the NFIP remain in the Emergency Program and FEMA hopes to convert all communities to the Regular Program of the NFIP.
If you are not a participant in the accident, then you must follow the guidelines as set forth through open records. The fee for one copy is $6.
For information concerning accident reports, contact the Missouri City Police Department Records Division between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday by calling 281.403.8700.
However, if you live in a neighborhood with a Home Owners Association (HOA), those deed restrictions (rules) about tree trimming will apply.
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