National Flood Insurance Program

The City of Wheaton participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and has adopted flood hazard area protection standards. 

As a public service, the Engineering Department will provide the following information upon request: 

  1. Basic flood map information including whether a property is in or out of the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and the flood zone, base flood elevation, and panel reference information from the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). Additional flood map information including floodways and regulatory requirements for development in a floodway. 
  2. Problems not shown on the FIRM such as local drainage issues or potential flooding sources. 
  3. Historical Flood information, and 
  4. Information regarding wetland and open space areas within the City and regulations prohibiting development.

To request flood map information, please contact the Stormwater Project Engineer at 630.260.2870.