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DAM SAFETY, FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT

DCR Floodplain Management Services

The staff provides local officials with

  • Technical and planning assistance and information
  • Floodplain maps and mapping guidance; and
  • Model ordinances to communities interested in joining the NFIP, as well as to participating communities.

Program staff also provides information to

  • Homeowners
  • Business owners
  • Lenders
  • Professional land surveyors
  • Realtors
  • Many others

DCR also conducts workshops on how to read and use flood maps, develop floodplain management strategies, comply with the NFIP, evaluate flood-proofing strategies and interpret ordinances. Staff members also review local ordinances for compliance with the NFIP standards.

Assistance is also provided to those communities in the NFIP seeking to lower flood insurance premiums through the Community Rating System (CRS).

For more information about flooding issues, floodplain management or the National Flood Insurance Program, please call 804-371-6095 or write:

Department of Conservation and Recreation
Floodplain Management
600 E. Main St., 24th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219

Click here for specific staff contact information.