Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Policy Index


The official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.

NFIP Requirement

59.1 - Definition
59.22 (6) - Local Map Repository
59.22 (9) (v) - Community Boundary Updates

Other Applicable NFIP Regulations

64.3 - FIRM Use for Sale of Flood Insurance
65 - Revisions to FIRM


IS-9 Managing Floodplain Development Through The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) (pages 3-35 to 3-37) (PDF 8MB, TXT 1MB) (entire document)

Related Keywords

Base Flood Elevation (BFE)
Flood or Flooding
Flood Insurance Study (FIS)
Flood Map
Flood Profile
Revision to NFIP Maps
Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)

Special Topic Resources

Coastal Study 

 Countywide Format 

 Digital FIRM 

 Floodway Analysis 


 Riverine Study 

 Using NFIP Maps 

  • How to Read a FiRM Online Tutorial
Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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