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Flood Protection Forms

The Flood Protection Forms on this page must be submitted with all zoning and building permit applications in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) or floodplain. Zoning and building permits are issued by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).

Name Description Released Format
City Data to NGVD 29 Conversion Chart PDF This chart shows the conversion from City data to NGVD 29. July 15, 2019
Flood protection key terms PDF Definitions for terms found in floodplain protection forms. May 27, 2020
Flood Protection Form – Zoning (FP-Z) PDF Use this form for zoning permit applications in the Special Flood Hazard Area. The form acknowledges the City of Philadelphia's building and floodplain regulations for construction in the SFHA. May 27, 2020
Flood Protection Form – General (FP-G) PDF Use this form for building permit applications for new construction in the Special Flood Hazard Area. The form determines if a project is a substantial improvement and which floodplain regulations apply. May 27, 2020
Flood Protection Form – No Rise (FP-NR) PDF Use this form for zoning and building permit applications in FEMA designated floodways and Special Flood Hazard Areas without a designated floodway delineated. May 27, 2020
Flood Protection Form – Existing Buildings (FP-EX) PDF Use this form for building permit applications for existing buildings in the Special Flood Hazard Area. The form determines if a project is a substantial improvement and which floodplain regulations apply. May 27, 2020
Flood Protection Form – Letter of Map Change – (FP-LOMC) PDF Use this form for any development proposing to modify or change the Special Flood Hazard Area as part of the FEMA MT-1 or MT-2 application. May 27, 2020
Floodplain scoping meeting Information Sheet PDF Use this information sheet for details about the mandatory flood protection scoping meeting. May 27, 2020
Flood Protection Form – Project Summary (FP-PS) PDF This is an example of the form you will receive after successful completion of a flood protection scoping meeting. May 27, 2020
Floodplain Protection Form – Variances (FP-VAR) PDF Review this form for variance conditions in the Special Flood Hazard Area. May 27, 2020

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