Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Information


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) , 36 Individual Map Panels and the Flood Insurance Study (PDF) (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).

FIRM brochure