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DCR Floodplain Management Services

The staff provides local officials with

  • Technical and planning assistance and information
  • Floodplain maps and mapping guidance
  • Model ordinances to communities interested in joining the NFIP, as well as to participating communities
  • Local ordinance review for NFIP compliance
  • Support for communities participating in or wishing to join the Community Rating System.

Program staff also provides information to

  • Homeowners
  • Business owners
  • Lenders
  • Professional land surveyors
  • Realtors
  • Insurance agents
  • Many others
  • Anyone who'd like training for an interested group


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.

Training schedule

No training is yet scheduled for 2015. DCR and FEMA will hold two sessions of the FEMA Course L273: Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program later this year. Check back soon for location, dates and a registration form.

Would you like training on a flood related topic? Just contact DCR staff. If enough people are interested in a given topic, staff will arrange a local training session.

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.