How do I know if my home is in the floodplain?

Go to the City’s website.  On the home page is a link to the SpiresGIS (Maps and Apps). Open the application to the General Map.  Search for your address and turn on the floodplain layer.  You may also discuss your question with the Floodplain Administrator.  Contact Richard Albee by email at or 301-600-3828.

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1. What exactly is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
2. What is a non-special flood hazard area?
3. Is there a fee to review (fences, sheds, decks) in the floodplain?
4. Do I need a permit to build in the floodplain?
5. Does the Flood Ordinance require a property owner to get Flood Insurance?
6. Does the City issue floodplain insurance?
7. How do I know if my home is in the floodplain?
8. What can I do to protect my home from flooding?
9. My home was built in the floodplain more than 50 years ago? Does the new City FPO require me to do anything?
10. When my home was built it was not in the floodplain. Now, the current Flood Insurance Rating Map shows that my home is in the floodplain