The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is moving forward with efforts to update floodplain maps for Will County, including the Will County portion of the Village of Plainfield. The floodplain maps are the official regulatory maps that determine what properties are in the floodplain and would require flood insurance. Properties located in the floodplain also have limitations on what can be constructed or reconstructed.

The updated maps could place new properties in the floodplain that were not so designated under the current maps. The proposed floodplain maps are available on FEMA’s web site. Here is a guide to help you locate your property on the FEMA maps. Residents, property owners, and homeowner associations with properties that may be at potential risk of flooding are encouraged to review the updated floodplain maps to determine potential impacts to your property. Those wishing to appeal the proposed floodplain determination must do so within the 90-day appeal period beginning December 12, 2017.

Additional information about the floodplain map update effort and appeal process is available in the documents provided by FEMA which are available below.

FEMA letter dated November 28, 2017
Criteria for Appeals of Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Scientific Resolution Panels
Public Notice – Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Will County, Illinois and Incorporated Area
Federal Register – Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations

For more information, contact the Village of Plainfield Planning Department at (815) 439-2824 or via e-mail.