Floodplain Permits

Wicomico County is a participating community with the National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”), which aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures.  By participating in this program, Wicomico County residents are ensured of the ability to purchase affordable flood insurance through the NFIP.

As a participating community, activities in Special Flood Hazard Areas are monitored and all development must be performed in accordance with Chapter 149 (Floodplain Management) of the Wicomico County Code.  The term “development” includes, but is not limited to, building or placement of a structure (i.e. - home, shed, agricultural building), adding fill dirt, paving, grading, excavation, dredging, storage of equipment or materials, building roads and driveways, and timbering projects. 

Wicomico County has several potential flooding sources, including the Wicomico and Nanticoke Rivers and their tributaries, as well as several tidal and non-tidal creeks and streams. 

NEW!  In August of 2015, the Wicomico County Council adopted new flood maps and new Floodplain Management regulations.  These regulations conform to national standards and those recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”).   

Find Your Flood Zone

Click the link below to the FEMA Map Service Center and enter your street address, city and state. Click the Interactive Map icon.   An aerial map with a picture of your property and the corresponding flood map and zone designation will appear.  Special Flood Hazard Areas appear as a blue overlay and will have designations such as A, AE or V.

Official FEMA Map Service Center