The Community Development Department provides a comprehensive flood information program that is available to the public. Residents may obtain flood risk information including: basic map information, copies of Elevation Certificates, floodway information, depth of flooding information, lowest floor elevations, historical flood data, information on areas that flood outside of the designated Special Flood Hazard Area, the natural functions of the Special Flood Hazard Areas, and other flood related information by visiting the Community Development Department and meeting with a department representative in person, by phone, or by accessing the City’s website online.
Want to know the flood zone of your property to determine your flood risk? The City provides a map information service enabling all residents to determine the flood zone of a specific property. Paper copies of the City’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for viewing at the Community Development Department. A link to view current FlRMs can be found on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps web page.
The Community Development Department can also assists residents in non-technical review of individual properties when requested, as well as provide guidance on floodproofing, and other mitigation techniques used to help reduce flooding. This can be done either by visiting the Community Development Department or by City staff visiting the actual property to assess the situation in person.
Please feel free to contact the Community Development Department. To visit in person, we are located at 104 W. Hird Street Gainesville, Texas 76240; by phone at (940)-668-4799 or by email.