The purpose of joining the NFIP program are the following:
1. Qualify for federal disaster money available NFIP member communities who are compliant with the program.
2. Provides a mechanism and tools to prevent new development from being built in a floodplain and these same developments from shifting the floodplain to property not formerly in the flood hazard area. It regulates buildings allowed in the floodplain to reside safety and again not cause floodplain shifts that can impact adjacent properties.
3. Provides a flood risk rating system to equitably determine insurance rates based on the persons chosen or situation of flood risk.
Flood Emergency FAQ
1. Should I contract with disaster relief contractors and will the City pay for it? These contactors can be very helpful during a crisis but there is no garantee that the City or FEMA will cover the cost.
2. Will the City pick up the damaged material I need to remove from my home? No program exist for every flood event. Public disposal pick up and dumpsters will be determine by City officials on a case by case basis.
3. How do I file a damage claim with the City? Contact the Stormwater Division 801-208-3152
Properties that encroach or are in designated Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) indicated by the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AH and AO who plan to develop or fill a property designated as SFHAs are obligated to NFIP regulations and must file a Floodplain Development Permit Application.
Generally, this means the NFIP applies to property owners who plan to build structures, place fill, even place non-fixed structures into any part of a SFHA.
This page is intended to provide overall instruction but does not replace the specific requirements of ordinance and NFIP requirements.
FEMA Floodplain Development Permit Application
Projects encroaching into non-FIRM floodways must file for a Floodway Encroachment Permit.
Flood Control Encroachment Permit Application
Property owners who are occupying or developing in SFHA’s could be involved in one or more of the following three documents. These documents may be used to remove your property from the SFHA or reduce the flood hazard potential affecting your property. In each case, encroachments are not allowed to shift the SFHA to properties not previously in the SHFA or increase the flood risk to properties already in a SFHA.
- Flood Map-Related Fees
- Nationally Accepted Hydrologic Models
- Elevation Certificate
- Flood Zones Riverton City Interactive Map
- FEMA Flood Map Service Center (Online Maps)
- Elevation Certificate Instructions