Watseka residents are being reminded that local permits are required before rebuilding or repairing flood-damaged structures.
The building permits are available at no charge to flood victims, but they must be in place before any repairs or rebuilding takes place, according to Code Enforcement Officer Tom Webster.
The permits are required as part of the city's government participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
Special conditions apply including the 50% rule, that's 50 percent or more of the structure's pre-flood market value. Property owners with flood insurance need to contact their insurance carrier, and if you're renting contact your landlord.
Questions can be directed to the Code Enforcement Office at 815-432-2711 during regular business hours.