Floodplain Use Permit for Sand & Gravel

A Floodplain Use Permit for the extraction of sand and gravel or other materials is required for extraction within floodplains located in unincorporated Maricopa County and the following communities dependent on the District for floodplain management.


  • City of Buckeye
  • Town of Carefree
  • Town of Cave Creek
  • City of Chandler
  • City of El Mirage
  • Town of Gila Bend
  • Town of Guadalupe
  • City of Litchfield Park
  • City of Mesa
  • Town of Queen Creek
  • City of Surprise
  • City of Tolleson
  • Town of Wickenburg
  • Town of Youngtown
  1. New Permits
  2. Permit Amendments
  3. Permit Renewals

New Permits

Section 403.B.1 of the Floodplain Regulations for Maricopa County (PDF) (Regulations) states:

Applications for a Floodplain Use Permit for the extraction of sand and gravel or other materials shall include the following:

  1. A completed Floodplain Use Permit application form.
  2. A signed and notarized authorization if the applicant wishes to grant an agent, contractor or consultant authority to make decisions on their behalf.
  3. A signed acknowledgement from the property owner that a Floodplain Use Permit is being sought and, if applicable, designation of an operator authorized to mine the property.
  4. Signed Warning and Disclaimer of Liability form.
  5. A plan of development for the extraction of sand and gravel or other materials (see Section 403.B.1.e of the Regulations).
  6. A check for the appropriate fee identified in Appendix A: Fee Schedule.