Flood Information

Press Release from July 19, 2023

How to Move Forward with Flood Damage Repairs - Temporary Fixes versus Permanent Changes

Starting your recovery after a Flood

Flood Retrofits:  Protect Your Property

Montpelier Flood Watch: Helpful Tips to stay safe and avoid damage before, during and after floods 2015 (PDF)

Flood Insurance Rate Map Zone Information

As a public service, the City of Montpelier will provide you with the following information upon request:

  • Whether a property is in or out of the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as shown on the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) of the City.
  • Additional flood insurance data for a site, such as the FIRM zone and the base flood elevation or depth, if shown on the FIRM,
  • We have a handout on the flood insurance purchase requirement that can help people who need a mortgage or loan for a property in the SFHA.
  • We have copies of completed FEMA Elevation Certificates for buildings built in the floodplain since 1991.
  • We have informational brochures and pamphlets available on flood safety, flood insurance, property protection measures and more.

If you would like to make an inquiry, please tell us the street address of your property. We are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. Call us at 802-223-9506 or drop by the Department of Planning and Community Development in City Hall. There is no charge for this service.

Special Flood Hazard Area

For more information regarding the special flood hazard area, please view;

The Agency of Natural resources Flood Atlas,

FEMA.gov, and City of Montpelier River Hazard Area Regulations and Permit Application.

River Corridor Area

Frequently asked questions

River Corridor map

River Hazard Area regulations

 Do you want to learn more about the River?  Please visit Friends of the Winooski

Winooski Watershed-Landowner Assistance Guide

Living in Harmony with Streams:  A Citizen's Handbook to How streams Work