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Request a Base Flood Elevation Determination


General Use Information

The Base Flood Elevation Determination Request Tool is a GIS Application in which authorized users can request a BFE Determination for a section within their jurisdictional boundaries. The tool allows the user to view BFE determination status, contact information for a particular section, and determinations that are already valid. Floodplain Administrators are provided with up to date information on BFE determinations and the ability to track the progress of current requests. 

Users from the general public can also use the tool to view contact information for the correct administrator for a section of interest.



Tools and Tips


The BFE Request tool contains several different tools which allow the user to obtain the most relevant BFE Determination information for a given section.

The Common Map Tools button contains tools that are used the most often, and also allow the user to open or close the tabbed toolbar.

The Find Section Administrator tool allows the user to define a given search area and provides contact information related to that location.

The Change visible map layers button allows the user to turn layers on and off, or display additional layers such as imagery.

The View Legend button allows the user to view the symbology currently displayed on the map.

The Select by Address tool allows the user to view BFE Determination information for a given section by entering a valid address.

The Select by Community tool allows the user to view BFE Determination information for a given section(s) by selecting a community or county name from the menu.

The Select by Section tool allows the user to view BFE Determination information for a given section by entering a Section, Township, Range, and Direction.

The Select by GPS Coordinates tool allows the user to view BFE Determination information for a given area by entering valid GPS Coordinate information.

The Print Map tool allows the user to print the the information currently displayed on the map and includes a title, scale, and legend.

Map Tips are displayed when the user clicks a section of interest and display relevant information and links for that section. From this display, the user may view the BFE Determination Status, request a BFE Determination, view a valid determination, or view additional information about that section.

Map Contents


The Layers panel contains all layers of information that are available for the map. Layers may display at different map extents, therefore some layers may not siplay until zooming to or searching for a particular area of interest.