The Engineering Department keeps and maintains the most recent Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) covering the entire City of Garland. These maps show the location of the FEMA-delineated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Homes and businesses located within this SFHA are required by federal law to purchase flood insurance.
For any property within the City, the Engineering Department will check the FIRM and provide information as to whether or not the property is in the SFHA. Elevation Certificates and Letter of Map Amendment (LOMAs) can be provided for any property within the SFHA.