The Federal Emergency Management Agency has identified special flood hazard areas within the boundaries of Cecil County. Special flood hazard areas are subject to periodic inundation which may result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare.
Information regarding floodplain rules and regulations, including flood protection information, can be obtained from the following sources:
Cecil County Zoning Ordinance - The floodplain district is discussed on pages 290-332 (Article XI, Part III) of said Ordinance.
New floodplain maps became effective on May 4, 2015. To view the flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs), please use the index page and the links below.
Cecil County's previous flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) went into effect on July 8, 2013. To download any of the FIRMs, please use the index page and the links below.
Older FIRMs were in effect from April 4, 1983 to July 8, 2013. If interested in viewing these maps for historical purposes, please use the index map below.
Floodway Maps that were in effect between April 4, 1983 and July 8, 2013 may be downloaded using the links below:
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Elevation Certificates (2013-present)
For more information, or to obtain paper copies of elevation certificates or letters of map amendment, please contact the Department of Land Use and Development Services at 410-996-5220.