Floodplain Management Program


Floodplain Management Program

The City and County of San Francisco is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Under this program, which is managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the federal government makes flood insurance available at affordable rates in the City. Homeowners, renters, and businesses in the City are eligible to purchase federally subsidized flood insurance to protect their properties.

As a condition of participating in the NFIP, the City has adopted and enforces a Floodplain Management Ordinance intended to reduce the risk of damage from flooding in the City. The Floodplain Management Ordinance governs construction in flood-prone areas and designates the City Administrator’s Office as the City’s Floodplain Administrator.

Property within the Port's jurisdiction is subject to the City's Floodplain Management Ordinance.

Please see the following links when planning for your permit application:

Visit and review the City's Floodplain Management Program