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The purpose of this page is to define Post-Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) buildings, a commonly used term in floodplain management.


Post-Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) buildings are new construction and those built after the effective date of the first FIRM for a community. Insurance rates for Post-FIRM buildings are dependent on the elevation of the lowest floor in relation to the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).


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