CRWP, in conjunction with local and state agencies, has developed a number of model ordinances/regulations and resolutions for the use of our member communities. A summary of these model ordinances/regulations can be found by clicking on the links below.

Riparian Setbacks

Storm Water Management

Wetland Setback

Erosion & Sediment Control

Conservation Development

Downspout Disconnection

Flood Damage Reduction

Off-Street Parking

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination





Adoption of these regulations provides local governments tools to maintain stream and wetland functions as land is developed, ensures site features and water quality issues are considered early in the development process, and supports stormwater management practices that minimize water quality impacts. These regulations are the most cost effective and far reaching tools available to watershed planning organizations to improve land use because once adopted, they apply uniformly to all lands in a community.

In December 2009 CRWP produced Adoption Process for Best Land-Use Regulations (pdf 2MB). This document reviews the typical adoption process for CRWP’s model comprehensive stormwater management regulation and riparian setback zoning regulation or resolution in a community. The adoption process for these two model regulations can be extended to the conservation development district and wetland setback model zoning regulations, also recommended by CRWP for adoption.

Each model ordinance/regulation must be tailored to the specific needs of each community; therefore not all of the models are available for download from this web site. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (440) 975-3870 for a copy and information on how to implement these models.