FEMA Floodplain Information
Protect your family and your home from flood hazards. The links below contains information on flood hazards, flood safety, and other important information you’ll want to know:
Need more information on the floodplain? Submit an inquiry by downloading and filling out this form:
Floodplain Information Request
- All development and construction that takes place in the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area MUST obtain a Floodplain Development Permit prior to construction. Contact the Floodplain Manager for questions on how to fill out this permit application:
- FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
- All development in the FEMA Floodway must have a registered professional engineer certify that the proposed development or construction will not cause the base flood elevation to rise. The following form must be submitted to Haltom City Public Works along with a Floodplain Development Permit application:
- NO RISE CERTIFICATION
- Haltom City requires RESIDENTIAL buildings in the floodplain to be elevated 2’-0” above the base flood elevation. The following form must be filled out and submitted to Haltom City Public Works prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy:
- FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATE
- Haltom City requires NON-RESIDENTIAL buildings in the floodplain to be elevated 2’-0” above the base flood elevation OR floodproofed 1’-0” above the base flood elevation. The applicable form(s) must be filled out and submitted to Haltom City Public Works prior to receiving a certificate of occupancy:
- FLOODPROOFING CERTIFICATE - NON-RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES
- FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATE
There is a 26% chance you home floods at least once over a 30-year mortgage and a 55% chance your home floods at least once over an average lifetime. You don’t have to be in the Special Flood Hazard Area to get flood insurance. As a matter of fact, about 30% of all flood insurance claims are filed in low- to moderate-risk areas.
Most home insurance policies do not cover flooding. In 2018, the average flood policy cost about $650 a year and the average flood claim was more than $42,000! Don’t wait until disaster strikes, go to the links below to talk to an insurance provider about getting flood insurance on your home or business.
Weather & Preparedness
Haltom City Flood Evacuation Map
For real-time gage height, discharge, and precipitation totals visit the links below:
Develop Naturally! The ten keys in this PDF file show how developing naturally can reduce the cost of developing land AND attract potential buyers by incorporating features that buyers consider important.
Floodproofing is most successful in areas subject to relatively shallow flood depths. If you need more information on floodproofing, start at floodproofing.com to get a complimentary design review.
Local Reports (PDF Files)
State and Local Resources
Elevation Certificates & Floodproofing Certificates
FEMA ELEVATION CERTIFICATE
FLOODPROOFING CERTIFICATE - NON-RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURES
Flood Insurance Certificates
Historic FIRM Panels