In one rare habitat, known as Sand Hills, disturbance of the sandy soil outside of the footprint of the destroyed house, road and other previously disturbed areas, must be avoided. You may rebuild the home in the same footprint without further mitigation. If the replacement home will be larger than the preexisting home, or located outside of the existing footprint, purchase of mitigation credits from the Zayante Sandhills Conservation Bank will be required. Please note that if you are required to expand your septic leaching system, you will be required to purchase mitigation credits for any expansion area for the new system. The cost of the mitigation credits is $7.00 per square foot of new ground disturbance. We expect this to apply to a very limited number of parcels.