Flood Protection Assistance & Zone Determination


The Office of Building Inspection provides flood protection assistance to citizens. This assistance provides information on how to select a qualified contractor and what recourse individuals have if dissatisfied with a contractor’s performance; conduct site visits to review flooding, drainage, and sewer problems and provide one-on-one advice to property owner on flood proofing and retrofitting techniques.

Gloucester house during a flood

Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for use at the Gloucester County Office of Building Inspection. The Building Inspection office can assist you in locating your property on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to determine if your property is located in the Special Flood Hazard Area, which flood zone the property is in and its base flood elevation. You may contact them at 693-2744. FIRMs can also be viewed on the FEMA Map Service Center website.

Requesting a Copy

Copies of Elevation Certificates for some properties in the floodplain are available at the Gloucester County Building Inspection office for review during normal business hours by appointment. Please contact them at 804-693-2744.