Floodplain Management

Area streams and creeks, the Rock River, and the Mississippi River may place Rock Island County residents in a Special Flood Hazard Area. We want you to be aware of the hazard and what can be done to reduce flood damage. This information is sent annually to all properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area as delineated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. It is part of the County's effort to save residents money by reducing flood insurance premiums.

Browse our website to find a wealth of information about the County's Flood Insurance Rate Map, flood depths at your property, natural conservation areas and wetlands, flood insurance, special rules for building in the floodplain, and ideas for protecting your property from flood damage. Or you can call the Floodplain Manager with all of your floodplain questions. Feel free to stop in or contact us in person so that we can ensure that all questions have been answered and to supply additional information on related topics. We also have copies of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Elevation Certificates on all buildings constructed or substantially improved in the floodplain since January 1995.

Would you like $30,000 to help you elevate or move your home? See the Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) Program section on the Flood Insurance page for more information.

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Please remember that all of the Questions and Answers only apply to properties in Unincorporated Rock Island County. If you live in a city or village, please check with their Floodplain Manager for rules and regulations.