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Flood Insurance Rate Map

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The Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) is the official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community. For more information on FIRMs go to

Beginning May 4, 2009 new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) became effective. The new maps are a digital product, also known as DFIRMs. See the DFIRM Fact Sheet for more information or go to to view the new FIRMs.

NOTE: These maps are for reference only. To get an accurate flood zone determination, please contact the City of Novato Public Works Department directly by phone at (415) 899-8246, in person at 922 Machin Avenue, or by email at

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