FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

FEMA Map Revision to 100-Year Floodplain

The FEMA appeal period for revised Jefferson County flood maps ends March 28, 2017.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Jefferson County. FIRMs show flood areas along coastal, marine waters and freshwater rivers, streams and lakes of Jefferson County. These updated maps will help community officials and local residents identify flood risks and when adopted, will be used for flood insurance, land use and development decisions.

Update Presentation

Draft updated maps were presented by FEMA and Jefferson County during a July 2016 open house in Quilcene. FEMA subsequently issued the draft updated maps for an appeal period, which is currently in progress and will end on March 28, 2017. The appeal period is the time when protests and appeals, along with supporting information, may be submitted for FEMA consideration. Any interested party who wishes to appeal should present the appeal information and supporting data to Jefferson County Department of Community Development (DCD) addressed with Attn: David Greetham, or via email us. Appeals will then be forwarded to FEMA for review.

Upon consideration of appeals, FEMA may revise the updated maps for further review. Additional details on the appeal process can be found online.

Comments & Appeals

Following resolution of any comments and appeals, FEMA will issue a Letter of Final Determination (LFD), stating that the updated FIRMs will become effective in six months. It is anticipated that Jefferson County will adopt the updated FIRMs on or about December 2017.

Jefferson County encourages property owners to examine the preliminary maps. Paper preliminary maps can be reviewed at the Jefferson County DCD office. Digital preliminary maps can be viewed online.



For more information, contact Jefferson County Department of Community Development at 360-379-4450, or email the Department of Community Development. You may also call the FEMA Map information exchange (FMIX) at 877-336-2627, or visit FEMA's Flood Map Service Center.