Floodplain Management


The City of Calera is a participating member in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The city works to:

  • Adopt policies
  • Educate the public on floodplains
  • Prepare for flood events
  • Reduce flood hazards
  • Regulate activities
  • Update FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Community Involvement

The Engineering Department assists the public in determining if a parcel is located in the Special Flood Hazard Area (100-year floodplain). This information is provided as a service to the public and is only for insurance rating purposes.

All planning, construction plans, and construction must be based upon a current Elevation Certificate prepared by a professional land surveyor or professional engineer licensed in the State of Alabama.

The City of Calera Engineering Department is the local repository for the city’s floodplain maps, for flood map amendments, and flood map revisions.