Download a Property Owner Information Form to find out more information about your proposed flood zone.
Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements. The new maps were produced through a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Broward County. They are more precise than older maps because better flood hazard and risk data and the latest science available have been applied to make the maps more accurate, with the ultimate goal of protecting property owners and the community from the risks associated with flooding.
Flood maps are being updated for communities across the country. This is a collaborative process, during which FEMA works closely with local communities to incorporate the latest and most accurate information into the maps so that they better reflect the risk that communities face. Property owners—both homeowners and business owners—renters, realtors, mortgage lenders and insurance agents are encouraged to download the Property Owner Information form
or view the Interactive Map
to learn more about the proposed flood insurance rate map information.
Broward County’s preliminary maps have not yet been officially adopted
and while the timeline for adopting the final maps is still tentative, visit this website for updates as they are made available. Flooding is the most common and the most expensive type of natural disaster in the U.S. Most homeowner’s policies do not cover flooding, and a separate flood insurance policy may be purchased to protect residents against the financial devastation that flooding can cause.
Congress mandates that federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require flood insurance on properties that are located in areas at high risk of flooding. Some lenders may also implement their own insurance requirements on properties not in a high-risk area as a condition of the loan. Even if flood insurance is not required on a property, it is still an important consideration because anyone can be financially vulnerable to floods. If the preliminary maps show a property has moved from a high-risk to a lower-risk flood zone, property owners should talk with an insurance agent about keeping their flood insurance policy in force.
Community Development Department
City of Dania Beach Florida
Lou Ann Patellaro
Bldg & Planning Operations Mgr.
954-924-6805 x 3645
100 West Dania Beach Blvd
Dania Beach FL 33004