Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management provides a variety of services specifically dealing with drainage, including: 

  • Flood hazard and drainage master planning studies, both County specific and in cooperation with other local entities        
  • Administration of Flood Control Overlay regulations and issuance of Flood Plain Use Permits
  • Local review and approval of Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) letters of map change (LOMCs)
  • Assistance to residents and businesses with drainage and flood control problems associated with public infrastructure
  • Cooperation and coordination with other jurisdictions to ensure the minimization of flood risk


Adams County Floods – Emergency Management 
Adams County Stormwater Utility
Application for Floodplain Use Permit
Emergency Management - Our Risks
Floodplain Use Permit Checklist
Flood Control Overlay Regulations (see Chapter 3)
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
Interactive Floodplain / FEMA Web Map


Have an engineering-related question? Email the Engineer of the Day at [email protected]

You can also call 720.523.6800