Current Flood Insurance Rate Maps
The City provides a map information service enabling all residents to determine the flood zone of a specific property.
Paper copies are available for viewing at the City’s Planning and Development Center.
Electronic maps may be viewed and printed online for free at the FEMA Flood Map Store.
Future Flood Insurance Rate Maps
FEMA, with the cooperation of local communities and consulting engineers, is in the process of converting paper FIRMs into digital format and updating them with the latest data in a process called Map Modernization. This process began in the spring of 2004 for Dallas, Johnson, Ellis and Tarrant counties. Revised preliminary maps for Johnson, Ellis, Dallas and Tarrant counties were submitted to the local communities for review. Since that time, the maps for Tarrant County were finalized and became effective in September 2009. The maps for Johnson County were finalized and became effective in December 2012. The maps for Ellis County were finalized and became effective in June 2013. The maps for Dallas County are still in the preliminary phase. It is anticipated that the Dallas County maps will become effective in 2014. We have integrated both the preliminary and effective DFIRM data into the city's Geographic Information System (GIS). This integration will allow property lines and aerial photos to be superimposed over the floodplain delineations for easier floodplain determination. The newer maps will show areas that have been removed from the mapped limits of the floodplain and areas that have been included (that were not included before) in the mapped limits of the floodplain.
A Frequently Asked Questions page (PDF) explains what to do if your property has been determined to be in or out of the mapped limits of the newer floodplain.