FEMA/Floodplain Administration

Using the newly acquired topography and detailed survey information of the Pack Creek floodplain area, the revision to update the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) information was submitted to FEMA and has been approved.  Grand County now has new floodplain maps! Please follow the link below to view them.  Contact the Building Inspector's office with any questions regarding the floodplain at 435-259-4134.

Grand County Floodplain Management Ordinance 598

Current Grand County Floodplain Maps


Grand County has new flood maps.
 Learn more about Grand County’s Flood Insurance Rate Map and insurance information by going to fema.gov and looking for the Map Service Center. Or contact your local Floodplain Administrator for more information: 
GC Floodplain Administrator: William Hulse—(435) 259-1345; bhulse@grandcountyutah.net

Updated FEMA Floodplain maps are now available! Click Here to view

City of Moab


Click on City of Moab to be redirected for City floodplain information. Portions of Grand County adjacent to city limits are included on the city floodplain maps.

Grand County Floodplain Permit Process


If your property touches the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), you will need a copy of your plat with the flood plain layer showing where construction will take place.  If your construction project is in or touches the SFHA, a Floodplain Development Permit Application and a Preconstruction Elevation Certificate (completed by a Utah-licensed surveyor), is required. A Postconstruction Elevation Certificate is required prior to issuing the Certificate of Occupancy.

To view the current Floodplain ordinance for Grand County, click here.


CLICK HERE to learn about FEMA's Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance.

READ MORE about the Flood Map Information Services that we offer.

Grand County offers one-on-one advice on how to protect your property and has staff available to make site visits to property owners regarding flooding and drainage issues on private property.  To schedule a consultation with the Floodplain Manager and/or staff, please call our office at 435-259-4134.

for real-time river gage information.

Flood Damage

For property damages relating to flooding fill out this SURVEY

Floodplain Development Permit

Grand County Floodplain Development Form -NEW

Elevation Certificate

Elevation Certificate w/ Instructions

Substantial Improvement Worksheet

Substantial Improvement Worksheet

FEMA National Flood Hazard Map