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Floodplain Management

The City of Jasper adopted the Flood District(s) and Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance in 1993 through power granted by the Indiana Legislature. State law allows local units of government to control land use within their jurisdiction to guide development in the flood hazard areas.

The City of Jasper participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and adheres to floodplain management regulations. The NFIP requires each local government to join the flood insurance program by adoption of the flood hazard rate maps and an ordinance to guide development within the mapped floodplains. The information on the flood insurance rate maps was obtained from the studies prepared by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, under contract with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

To find out more about the National Flood Insurance Program, what zone your property may be designated in or should you have flood insurance questions, you can contact your local floodplain manager in the Department of Community Development and Planning.

Helpful links on Floodplain Management

IN Department of Natural Resources

Division of Water

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Water has jurisdiction in Indiana's floodways for most development activities. Click on the following links for more information on how the floodplain may affect your property.

Indiana Floodplain Information Portal

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Map Service Center

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National Flood Insurance Program

Visit FloodSmart.gov or call 1-800-427-2419 to learn how to prepare for floods, how to purchase a flood insurance policy and what the benefits are of protecting your home or property investment against flooding.

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Jasper City Hall
610 Main St
P. O. Box 29, Jasper, IN 47547
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