Floodplain Permits & Information

CBJ participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program to protect property and public safety. CBJ implements local floodplain management regulations consistent with federal requirements, while qualified insurance agents and lenders implement the federal requirement to have flood insurance with a federally-backed mortgage.

A Floodplain Development Permit is required for any development located within a Special Flood Hazard on the adopted maps. Additional information is provided below.  If you have questions, please contact Teri Camery, Senior Planner, CFM, at teri.camery@juneau.org or (907) 586-0753 extension 4129.

Floodplain Development Permits

A Floodplain Development Permit is required for any development within a Special Flood Hazard Area on the adopted maps effective September 20, 2020. Special Flood Hazard Areas include all types of A and V zones, and floodways. Special Flood Hazard Areas do not include X zones, which indicate the 500-year floodplain.  The Floodplain Development Permit Application may be found at this link:

Email applications to permits@juneau.org or come to the Permit Center.

Flood Maps

To determine if your property and/or structures are located within a Special Flood Hazard Area on the adopted maps the following resources are useful:

  1. Final Flood Insurance Rate Map
  2. FEMA Flood Map Service Center

Flood Zone Insurance

The adopted maps use the most accurate flood hazard information available. However due to limitations of scale, sometimes individual properties are shown within Special Flood Hazard Areas when the property is on higher ground, or built on fill, which would take it out of the flood zone. Only FEMA can remove a property from the flood zone. FEMA’s administrative process for doing this is called of a Letter of Map Amendment. For information, visit FEMA’s Letter of Map Changes webpage.

Resources