• Whether a property is in or out of the Special Flood Hazard Area as shown on the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) of the City.
• Additional flood insurance data for a site, such as the FIRM zone and the base flood elevation or depth, if shown on the FIRM.
• A handout on the flood insurance purchase requirements to assist people who need a mortgage or loan for a property in the Special Flood Hazard Area.
• Elevation Certificates can be obtained at our City offices or City Web Site at novato.org. Call us for Letter of Map Amendment information.
When contacting the City’s Engineering Division to obtain flood zone information, please be prepared to provide the property’s street address and the Assessor’s Parcel Number. The Engineering Division public counter hours are from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday, or you can call (415) 899-8246 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm for assistance. The Public Works Department is located at 922 Machin Avenue. Offices are closed on alternate Fridays.
You may order Flood Insurance Rate Maps from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) by calling 1-800-358-9616 or visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center at http://msc.fema.gov.