Municipal Officials

Quick Reference Guide

The NJ Association of Floodplain Managers has developed an excellent resource for municipal officials, NJ Quick Guide to Floodplain Management.

Important Meetings

  • Nov. 1, 2017 – 9 am to 11 amCommunity Officials meeting @ Public Safety Training Academy – Office of Emergency Management HQ, 500 W. Hanover Ave, Morristown
  • November 8 and 9, 2017Open House meeting with Morris County Residents:
    • Nov. 8 – 4 pm to 8 pm – Public Safety Training Academy – Gymnasium
      500 West Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960
    • Nov. 9 – 4 pm to 8 pm – PAL/Community Center (next to Lincoln Park Library)
      10 Boonton Turnpike, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Map Adoption Process

  • 90-day Appeal Period begins with receipt of the Flood Hazard Determination notice from FEMA, which will be sent after the Open Houses with the public have occurred.
  • Submit Comments or Appeals if you believe the proposed flood hazard information is not correct – Please review FEMA’s Appeals and Comments on Morris County Preliminary FIRMs which includes the necessary submission form
  • Review and submit data to FEMA from property owners and indicate whether you support each Appeal or Comment. For details, please go to the Map Adoption Process page.
  • After the resolution of all appeals and finalization of the maps, your municipality has 6 months to adopt or amend its floodplain management regulations to reference the new FIRMs in order to remain compliant with NFIP regulations. Further information about this process can be found in FEMA’s Adoption of Flood Insurance Rate Maps by Participating Communities.

After Maps are Finalized/Effective