- Development & Infrastructure
- Planning & Zoning
- Flood Information
Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of preventive and corrective measures to reduce the risk of current and future flood damage. These measures take a variety of forms that included requirements for zoning, subdividing and building, building codes, and floodplain ordinances. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) establishes minimum criteria for floodplain management in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). As a participant in the NFIP, Peoria County is responsible for floodplain management and in return, flood insurance is available for properties in Peoria County through the NFIP. Peoria County also participates in the Community Rating System (CRS) which enables discounted flood insurance rates for residents.
For more information on flood hazards, construction rules, or flood protection measures please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 309-672-6915 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
All development within the SFHA is required to obtain a floodplain development permit prior to starting development projects in a floodplain area.
Insure Your Property for Your Flood Hazard
The County participates in the Community Rating System Program (CRS) which reduces flood insurance policy rates for all unincorporated County residents through proper floodplain management programs.
Know Your Flood Hazard
Local creeks and waterways such as the well known Illinois River and Kickapoo Creek may place Peoria County residents in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
Protect People from the Hazard
Many times, flooding along the Illinois River can be predicted up to a week in advance, giving ample warning for preparation and evacuation.
Protect Natural Floodplain Functions
Floodplains play a valuable role in providing a wide range of benefits to both human and natural systems. Floodplains by their nature are periodically flooded at different points in time.
Protect Your Property from the Hazard
There may be permanent flood protection measures you can do to protect your property.