New Flood Hazard Zones
Updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has prepared revised maps that identify new flood hazard zones within Boise. The city will be adopting these maps as well as updating floodplain regulations by June 2020. The map revisions reflect recent engineering studies and other updated information. The final maps will indicate where mortgage lenders may require flood insurance and where special development regulations may apply. Property owners are encouraged to review the revised flood maps.
Updated Flood Hazard Regulations
The City of Boise will be amending Chapter 11-08 (Flood Hazard Regulations) of the Development Code. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM(s) and a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) on December 19, 2019. The primary purpose of the amendment is to update the ordinance to reference these new studies. Along with referencing the new maps, additional definitions and language clarifying existing regulations is included. These elements of the amendment will ensure Boise remains eligible for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).