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.