FAQ Topic: FEMA and flooding

What is the FEMA Community Rating System?

Our Land Development division administers the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  Community Rating System (CRS) Program for unincorporated areas of Marin County. To learn more about this voluntary incentive program, visit our FEMA Flood Information page or contact our  Land Development team.

What flood zone is my property located in?

Visit the FEMA flood map service center to  find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk.

Do I need to buy flood insurance?

Standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. It is important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. Find out more about the NFIP and how it can help you protect yourself by visiting Floodsmart.gov.

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