Wicomico County adopted Floodplain Management Regulations in 1984 per Chapter 149 of the Wicomico County Code. These regulations were updated and new regulations adopted as of August 17, 2015 in conjunction with the publication of new floodplain maps.
All homeowners who have a federally backed mortgage and whose property is located within the Flood Hazard Area are required by the Federal Government to carry Flood Insurance.
Homeowners who are not within a mapped hazard area may purchase flood insurance voluntarily, typically at reduced rates. All development within the Floodplain , requires a Floodplain permit to be issued in conjunction with applicable building permits or grading permits. Additional floodplain information is available on our "Floodplain Permits Page".