About Floodplain Administration
The City of Fond du Lac is a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In exchange for participation in the NFIP, federally backed flood insurance is made available to homeowners, renters, and business owners. To find out more about flood insurance, visit www.floodsmart.gov.
The area of the 100-Year Floodplain is referred to as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Municipal Code Chapter 690 (Floodplain Zoning) regulates property development in a Special Flood Hazard Area. The municipal code is a searchable document. Floodplain zoning regulations apply to the construction of a new building, and to alterations and additions to existing buildings. For information and questions about floodplain regulations and flood insurance requirements, call the Community Development Department at (920) 322-3440 or visit the office in person at 160 South Macy Street (City County Government Center, 4th floor). Email inquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
Community Rating System
The City of Fond du Lac is a participating community of the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (CRS). The objective of CRS is to reward communities that do more than meet the minimum NFIP requirements to help their citizens prevent or reduce flood losses. Under CRS, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reward community actions that meet goals of the program, which are (1) Reduce flood damage to insurable property; (2) Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP; and (3) Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.
The City of Fond du Lac has a Class 7 rating which allows a 15% discount for flood insurance policies in special flood hazard areas.
FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) is the official map of the community. The maps delineate the special flood hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community. The FEMA flood hazard maps that affect the City of Fond du Lac were adopted on November 4, 2009.
Flood maps may be viewed in the City of Fond du Lac Community Development office on the 4th floor of the City-County Government Center at 160 South Macy Street. Assistance in viewing and interpreting flood maps for a property location in relation to a Special Flood Hazard Area, and information for flood insurance data for a site (FIRM zone and base flood elevation) is provided during business hours. A floodzone map is also available on the City Mapping page; users can search by entering a local address.
To view FEMA map panels online and/or create a free FIRMette of your desired area, follow the instructions on the FEMA Map Service Center web site: https://msc.fema.gov/portal.
Floodplain maps may also be viewed on the FDL County GIS mapping program. While the floodplain maps depicted on the GIS mapping program are not the official maps, the depictions may be used for approximation in locating the extent of a floodplain area. The GIS map is searchable by address or property owner. To access the GIS maps, visit http://gisweb.fdlco.wi.gov/fonddulacjs/.
- FEMA publications for flood maps, insurance, floodplain development and regulations, and other information is available at the Fond du Lac Public Library (FEMA Publications FDL Public Library) and also in the Community Development Department office.
- Flood Map Information for Property Owners
- Flood Map Information for Realtors, Lenders, and Insurance Agents
- Flood Protection Information
- How to Prepare for a Flood
- Floodplain Development Regulations – New Construction
- Six Ways to Protect Your Home from Flooding
- Building Repair, Alterations, and Flood Damage Options
- Non-Residential Floodproofing Requirements
- Flood Insurance Facts
- Mandatory Purchase Information
- Flood Insurance – Information for Policyholders
- Why Buy Flood Insurance?
- Why Do I Need Flood Insurance? (En español: Por Que Necesito un Seguro Contra Inundacion)
- How to Buy Flood Insurance
- FEMA NFIP Claims Handbook
- Elevation Certificate Form & Instructions – Feb 2020
- Elevation Certificate Form – Feb 2020
- Floodproof Certification (Non-Residential Structures)
- Elevation Certificates Homeowner’s Guide
- Elevation Certificates 2012 – 2019 City of Fond du Lac
- Flood Insurance Study (November 4, 2009)
- Fond du Lac County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015-2020
- Fond du Lac County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2015-2020 Progress Report
- Fond du Lac County Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019-2024
- FEMA Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA) Updated as of 07.28.2020
- FEMA Revalidated Letters of Map Change 11-5-2009