How can I view the New Flood Maps/What FEMA flood zone is my property in?
  • View Instructions for viewing the FEMA maps.
  • The City of Chesapeake Planning Department has the current official FEMA FIRM maps and the proposed FIRM maps currently out for public review. These maps can be viewed in the Planning Department on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

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1. How can I view the New Flood Maps/What FEMA flood zone is my property in?
2. How will I know if I am in the floodplain from the maps?
3. Where else can I go to see Flood Maps?
4. Who can assist with other questions?
5. My house has never flooded. Why is my property shown in a high-risk flood zone?
6. What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
7. How are the maps updated?
8. What is the process when FEMA changes a FIRM?
9. When will the new maps become effective?
10. How will the new flood hazard maps affect me?
11. Can the City provide a letter indicating the floodplain status of my property?
12. What can a property owner do if they believe they are incorrectly determined to be in a flood zone?
13. Does elevating a structure on posts or pilings remove a building from the SFHA?
14. Who should get flood insurance?
15. How is flood insurance purchased? Who can answer insurance questions?
16. Is the purchase of flood insurance mandatory?