City of Philadelphia: Floodplain Management
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Floodplain Management

Floodplain Development

The Flood Protection Information Form* must be submitted as part of any zoning and building permit application. Refer to the related Code Bulletin for additional information.

*COMING SOON – Updated Flood Protection Form – Permit Application

The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for a better understanding of flood risks.

FEMA flood maps are continually updated through a variety of processes. Effective information that you download or print from this site may change or be replaced by new maps over time. For additional information, refer to the Flood Hazard Mapping Updates Overview Fact Sheet.

City of Philadelphia Floodplain Regulations Guide – COMING SOON

Philadelphia Floodplains – Regulations and Processes for Development provides an overview training for floodplains, including:
  • background;
  • mapping;
  • code/regulations; and
  • upcoming initiatives.

To request a training, contact:

Josh Lippert, APA, ASLA, CFM
L&I Floodplain Manager

Other Resources

Frequently Used Floodplain Terms

Flood Insurance FAQs

Floodplain Codes and Regulations:

Property History

To search eCLIPSE for Business Licenses see link above.

For other L&I property history, search HERE.