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Dyann Benson, AICP
Community Development Director

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Floodplain Administration


The City of Fond du Lac is a participating community of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 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.

CRS communities represent only 5% of the over 21,000 communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.  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. 

Additional information regarding CRS is available in the fact sheet link below.  


Floodplain zoning regulations are intended to protect life, health and property and reduce flood losses. Floodplain regulations and standards do not prohibit development, but rather protect buildings and property from the effects of flooding.  

The City of Fond du Lac is a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program.  All communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program must comply with both federal and state requirements, and failure to do so could result in suspension from the program. Fond du Lac's floodplain zoning ordinance mirrors state and federal floodplain regulations.  In exchange for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), federally backed flood insurance is made available to homeowners, renters, and business owners.

FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are the official map of the community.  The FIRMs delineate the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.  FIRMs for the City of Fond du Lac are posted below.  Alternatively, follow the instructions on the FEMA Map Service Center web site (linked below) to create a free FIRMette of your desired area.

Regulations for floodplain development are included in Chapter 690 of the Municipal Code.  The code is a searchable document; a link is provided below.  Please contact the Community Development Department at (920) 322-3440 with questions.

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