The Flood Insurance Rate Maps(FIRMs)are available to view at the Gloucester County Building Inspection Office. Staff there is available to help you determine if your property is located in a designated coastal barrier area or floodplain. You may contact them at 804-693-2744 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Flood Map Index
Gloucester County FIRMs include the Flood Map Index (PDF) Opens in New Window, 36 Individual Map Panels and the Flood Insurance Study (PDF) Opens in New Window (FIS). These also may be viewed at the FEMA Map Service Site.
Flood Information Portal
The Flood Information Portal also allows you to enter your physical address to determine your proximity to any Special Flood Hazard Area / Flood Zone.
New Flood Transition
The Gloucester County FIRMs include a new flood transition Coastal A Zone that lies between the VE (wave height greater than 3 feet) and AE (wave height less than 3 feet) flood zones. This transition zone is designated on the FIRMs by a line identified as a “Limit of Moderate Wave Action" (LiMWA).