National Flood Insurance Program or NFIP is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It provides flood insurance to nearly 20,000 communities across the United States and its territories that participate in the NFIP. These communities adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of future flood damage. In exchange, the NFIP makes federally backed flood insurance available to homeowners, renters, and business owners in these communities. Community participation in the NFIP is voluntary.

Because the City of Arlington participates in the NFIP program, Arlington residents living in Special Flood Hazard Areas receive a 20% discount on their flood insurance premiums. Flood insurance is available for all commercial and residential properties in the City of Arlington. Owners of these properties are eligible for building and content coverage. Content coverage is also available to residents who rent homes, apartments or condominiums. Contact the Stormwater Management Division to determine your flood risk at 817-459-6550.

Remember it takes 30 days for a policy to become effective so don’t delay purchasing coverage for your property!

Flood insurance is designed to provide an alternative to disaster assistance to reduce the escalating costs of repairing damage to buildings and their contents caused by floods. In addition to providing flood insurance and reducing flood damages through floodplain management regulations, the NFIP identifies and maps the Nation’s floodplains. Mapping flood hazards creates broad-based awareness of the flood hazards and provides the data needed for floodplain management programs and to actuarial rate new construction for flood insurance.

If your property has flooded visit www.arlingtontx.gov/mypropertyflooded page for guidance. 

The following are frequently asked questions about flood insurance.  For more information visit www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program or contact your local insurance agent.    

Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Questions