The National Flood Insurance Program enables property owners to purchase flood insurance. In return, communities agree to adopt and implement local floodplain management regulations that contribute to protecting lives and reducing the risk of new construction and substantial improvements from future flooding.
Effective Dec. 2, 2020, a final rule modernized regulations that previously required FEMA to publish community eligibility in the Federal Register, now allows FEMA to publish this information on the internet or by another comparable method.
If you want to determine whether a particular community was suspended on the suspension date or for further information, please email:
Adrienne L. Sheldon, PE, CFM
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Suspension of Community Eligibility
ACTION: Final rule.
The rule identifies communities where the sale of flood insurance has been authorized under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that are scheduled for suspension on the effective dates listed within this rule because of noncompliance with the floodplain management requirements of the program.
Read the full content of the final rule on the Federal Register webpage. The states listed have communities with new or revised Flood Insurance Rate Maps which must be adopted by the listed date. Current effective dates for Flood Insurance Rate Map can be viewed here.
- Oct. 7, 2021: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia
- Sept. 24, 2021: Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Washington and West Virginia
- Sept. 10, 2021: Illinois
- Aug. 24, 2021: California, Florida, Idaho, Michigan and Pennsylvania
- Aug. 10, 2021: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan
- July 20, 2021: Iowa and Mississippi
- July 6, 2021: Massachusetts and Rhode Island
- June 16, 2021: Maryland and New York
- June 2, 2021: Michigan
- May 18, 2021: Colorado, Iowa, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania
- May 4, 2021: Mississippi, New York, Ohio and South Carolina
- April 21, 2021: California
- April 7, 2021: Iowa and Oklahoma
- March 23, 2021: Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia
- March 9, 2021: Florida, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio
- Feb. 26, 2021: Pennsylvania and Tennessee
- Feb. 12, 2021: Minnesota and Texas
- Jan. 29, 2021: California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia
- Jan. 15, 2021: Colorado, Iowa, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas
- Dec. 30, 2020: Iowa, Michigan, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin
- Dec. 17, 2020: Iowa and Wisconsin