Whether a property is in or out of the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as shown on the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).
Additional flood insurance data for a site, such as the FIRM zone and the base flood elevation or depth, if shown on the FIRM.
We have a handout on the flood insurance purchase requirement that can help people who need a mortgage or loan for property in the SFHA.
If you would like to make an inquiry, please tell us the street address and (if available) the subdivision, lot and block number. We are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed from Noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). Call us at 713-475-4869. There is no charge for this service.
The City also has completed FEMA Elevation Certificates for buildings that were constructed in the floodplain since the early 1980s. The Elevation Certificates are held on record at the Permit Department.
Notice for Public in General
The City of Pasadena has available the following Flooding information documents at the Main Public Library in the City:
Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347, 2000
Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA-387, 2001
Coastal Construction Manual, FEMA-55, June 2000
Current City of Pasadena Flood Boundary and Floodway Map
Current City of Pasadena Flood Insurance Rate Map
Current Hazard Mitigation Plan
Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction, FEMA-15, December 1981
Design Manual for Retrofitting Flood prone Residential Structures, FEMA-114, 1986
Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54, March 1984
Floodproofing Nonresidential Structures, FEMA-102, May 1986
Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting, FEMA-312,1998
How to Use a Flood Map to Protect Your Property, FEMA-258, May 1995
Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines, FEMA-186, September 1999
Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas, FEMA-85, September 1985
Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA-257, October 1994
Planning for a Sustainable Future: The Link Between Hazard Mitigation and Livability, FEMA-364, 2000
Protecting Floodplain Resources, A Guidebook for Communities, FEMA-268, 1995
Repairing Your Flooded Home, FEMA-234,1992
A Unified National Program for Floodplain Management, FEMA-248, May 1994
Up to date directory of addresses and telephone numbers for local offices that can provide more information related to flood hazards