Floodplain Management

Flooding is one of the largest natural disaster threats to Ohio. Local and state floodplain management programs reduce future flood damages and protect the natural benefits of the floodplain.

Hamilton County is a participating community of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP, managed by FEMA, provides flood insurance to property owners, renters, and businesses. Regulations, containing the minimum federal standards of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), are adopted and enforced by Hamilton County to protect lives and property from the peril of flooding.

Planning + Development - Floodplain Management examines and reviews construction documents for compliance with the Hamilton County Flood Damage Prevention Regulations for the unincorporated areas (townships) of Hamilton County. We conduct field investigations and respond to inquiries regarding flood plain management codes.

For areas outside of the unincorporated portions of the county, please reference the Floodplain Community Contact List found here: Floodplain Community Contact List  

Visit https://www.floodsmart.gov/flood   for information on how to prepare for a flood event and steps to take after a flood event.

For questions or inquiries on how to obtain flood insurance, visit https://www.floodsmart.gov/  

Below are links to FEMA's Flood Map Service Centers. Here you can see if a property is within a special flood hazard area, look up historic and preliminary maps, and find information on Letter of Map Amendments.


Contact Information
  - Olivia Maltry, Floodplain Technician for Hamilton County
  - (513) 946-4760