Floodplain Management

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The City of Maryland Heights regulates development in the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), or floodplain. The primary purpose in this regulation is to ensure that current levels of hazard or risk are not increased. A floodplain development permit is required for any work performed in the floodplain.

The City of Maryland Heights participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) so its residents can obtain flood insurance for their homes and businesses.

The city provides flood map information upon request of both residents and business owners. The floodplain administrator can provide the following information upon request:

  1. Whether a property is in or out of the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), or floodplain, as shown on the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) of Maryland Heights.
  2. Additional flood insurance data for the site such as the FIRM zone and the base flood elevation (BFE) or depth, if shown on the FIRM.
  3. Copies of Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letters of Map Revision (LOMR) are on file in the floodplain administrator’s office.
  4. Elevation Certificates may be available to view in the office or on the City of Maryland Heights floodplain information website.

All requests will be reviewed and determined by a Certified Floodplain Manager. The Maryland Heights Government Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The contact information and address are as follows:

Joseph Moore, CFM- Floodplain Manager
11911 Dorsett Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: (314) 738-2243
Fax: (314) 738-2443