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
Flood Protection Acknowledgement 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. January 6, 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. January 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. January 27, 2020
Flood protection – key terms PDF Definitions for terms found in floodplain protection forms. April 29, 2019
City Data to NGVD 29 Conversion Chart PDF This chart shows the conversion from City data to NGVD 29. July 15, 2019
Floodplain scoping meeting information sheet PDF Use the information sheet for details about the mandatory floodplain scoping meeting. October 22, 2019

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