The Flood Insurance Rate Maps(FIRMs)are available to view at the Gloucester County Building Inspection Office. Staff there is available to help you determine if your property is located in a designated coastal barrier area or floodplain. You may contact them at 804-693-2744 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Flood Information Portal also allows you to enter your physical address to determine your proximity to any Special Flood Hazard Area / Flood Zone.
New Flood Transition
The Gloucester County FIRMs include a new flood transition Coastal A Zone that lies between the VE (wave height greater than 3 feet) and AE (wave height less than 3 feet) flood zones. This transition zone is designated on the FIRMs by a line identified as a “Limit of Moderate Wave Action" (LiMWA).