Placer County’s Floodplain Management Program, administered through the Department of Public Works, is a community effort of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage to properties. The primary objective of the floodplain management program is to administer the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s policies to protect public health and safety, reduce damage to buildings and contents, prevent increases in flood damage from new construction, reduce the risk of erosion damage, and protect natural and beneficial floodplain functions.
The County uses specific zoning, subdivision or building requirements, and special floodplain protection and development ordinances to reduce flood damage potential. Placer County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, thereby providing homeowners, renters, and business owners in our community with access to federally-backed flood insurance. By implementing floodplain management activities, residents of Placer County’s unincorporated areas qualify for a flood insurance premium rate reductions. Please follow the left-hand links to learn more.
For information on Placer Flood Damage Prevention OrdinanceFlood Damage Prevention Ordinance Article 15.52
Please use the links below if you are seeking information about the following, as they are not directly related to this program:
Local Drainage Concerns - Recent development, grading or maintenance activities impacting your property.Stormwater Quality Concerns
– Activities and observations affecting storm water quality and possible pollution of waterways.Placer County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
- Regional flood control planning, management, and mitigation.