For the purpose of identifying flood zones to determine flood insurance rates, the Flood Insurance Rate Maps prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Kane County are currently used.
For the purpose of regulating property development, the above mentioned FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps are used to determine whether or not a property is subject to special building requirements.
Information on whether your property is in the 100-year floodplain can be obtained by visiting the Public Works Engineering Division at 1405 South 7th Avenue. Maps are available to look at as well as other flood-related information. The City also has Elevation Certificates for new development available dating back to 1992. Contact the Public Works Engineering Division at (630) 377-4486 for further assistance.