Flood Information for Property Owners
As A Property Owner, You Likely Know Whether You Are Within A 100-year Floodplain.
However, you may not know how much of your property is located within the 100-year floodplain or if your property may even be located within the floodway. To determine if your property is in the floodplain, the best thing to do is to contact your local floodplain administrator at SEMSWA at (303) 858-8844 to obtain a floodplain information map of your property.
Information is also available at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood map website. This website provides FIRMs for all National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) communities throughout the Country. Access to these maps is available via the internet at: http://msc.fema.gov/
Once you have one of these maps, understanding what they mean is your next challenge. Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) show the boundaries of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) within a community. SFHAs are the high-risk flood zones. However, FIRMs do not show all of the best available information. There is sometimes updated information for an area that is not shown on the FIRM.
Determine if a Property is in the Floodplain
Flood Awareness Page
FEMA Map Service Center
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes
The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Information on obtaining Flood Insurance
Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program
Turn Around Don’t Drown
The Risk is Real, Flood Preparation and Safety
Prepare for and Respond After a Flood, A Pocket Guide for Home & Property Owners
Protect Your Home or Business from Floods, A Pocket Guide for Home and Business Owners
Flood Insurance, A Pocket Guide for Property Owners in or Adjacent to the Floodplain
Information Provided by SEMSWA, A Pocket Guide for Real Estate and Insurance Agents (Being Revised per BW-12)
Construction Requirements for Work in Floodplains, A Pocket Guide for Contractors, Landscape Architects, Engineers, and Realtors
Planning and Constructing Home Improvements in the Floodplain, A Pocket Guide for Homeowners and Property Owners
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For Park, Metro Dist. & HOA Maint.
Information For Businesses
- GESC Considerations for Pipe Relining Operations
- GESC Considerations for Minor Right of Way/Streetscape Construction
- GESC Considerations for Minor Commercial Construction
- Annual Bore Utility Permits
- Land Development Review Process Explained
- Am I in the Floodplain?
- Working in the Floodplain
- Maintaining your pond or other stormwater feature
- Grant Program
- Pollution Prevention