Meridian’s floodplain administration program is evolving in order to provide more benefits to residents.
Meridian has achieved a Class 8 rating as members of the Community Rating System, a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that rewards communities that go above and beyond the minimum program requirements by giving residents discounts on flood insurance premiums. The program includes activities in Public Information, Mapping, Flood Damage Reduction, and Flood Preparedness.
The program includes activities in Public Information, Mapping, Flood Damage Reduction, and Flood Preparedness.
Floodplain Development Permit Requirements
Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program requires that local jurisdictions issue permits for all “development” in flood prone areas. This ensures that development is regulated so property damage is limited and so property owners do not adversely affect other property owners by their actions.
- Floodplain Development Permit Application
- Meridian City Code
- Elevation Certificate Guidance
- FEMA Elevation Certificate Form_Fillable
- FEMA Floodproofing Form_Fillable
Meridian’s Flood Information
- Industry Information
- Public Information
- Meridian Floodplain Administration 101 -- Flood Risk in Meridian and the National Flood Insurance Program
- Meridian Floodplain Administration 101, Part 2 -- Responsible Development in Flood Prone Areas
- Meridian Floodplain Administration 101, Part 3 -- Floodplain Development- Moving Forward
- Meridian Flooding 1963 Newspaper Article
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Information
- FEMA ABCs of Returning to Flooded Buildings
Flood insurance is available to property owners in jurisdictions that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. Flood insurance is a requirement for structures located in the Special Flood Hazard Area that have mortgages from financial institutions that are federally insured.
Property Protection Measures
- FEMA/NFIP Technical Bulletins
- Idaho Department of Water Resources Floodplain Management
- Ada County Flood Preparedness
Natural and Beneficial Functions of Meridian’s Water Courses
- FEMA/NFIP Flood Hazard Products (Effective Regulatory Products Link)
- Proposed Draft FEMA GIS Map Revisions (Not a regulatory product for construction or insurance purposes)
Flood Warning System
Phone: (208) 898-5500