General Floodplain Property Information
Information for Residents
It is the intent of this webpage to provide homeowners, lenders, real estate agents, and others with helpful information to assist them when working with properties within the floodplain.
Village Flood Services
In order to determine your flooding risk the first thing you should do is check your floodplain proximity. Flood maps and flood protection references can be found on this website as well as at Village Hall. Village staff can assist you in locating your property on the flood maps to determine whether the property lies in the floodplain. Staff can also provide detailed information such as past flood problems in the area. Staff also has on file elevation certificates for properities located in the floodplain.
It is important to note that even though individual properties may not be included within the floodplain, there is still a chance your property can be at risk from flood damage. If requested, the Department of Public Works will visit a property to review its flood problems and explain ways to stop flooding or prevent damage. To request a drainage review contact Village Hall.
Always check with the Village before you build on, alter, regrade or add fill on your property. A permit may be needed to ensure that projects do not cause issues on other properties.
Over the last few years, the Village of Elm Grove has initiated several flood mitigation projects in an effort to reduce the risk of flooding and improve flood awareness and preparedness in the Village. Through these efforts, the Village of Elm Grove has increased the beauty and usability of Village Park and reduced flood insurance premiums for individual property owners by qualifying as a Class 5 Certified Rating System (CRS) community through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Properties in the village are found on the FIRM map.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the floodplain, please stop by Village Hall or contact the Zoning and Planning Administrator at (262) 782-6700.
Past Flood Pictures
The Village has pictures taken during past flooding events that are available for viewing at Village Hall during regular business hours.
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Access information on the National Flood Insurance Program through FEMA's website. The website provides information for home owners & renters, claims adjusters, insurance professionals, lenders and surveyors.
Village Code of Ordinances Chapter 330
Chapter 330 of the Code of Ordinances regulates all areas that would be covered by the regional flood or base flood. The purpose of this chapter is to regulate development in flood hazard areas to protect life, health, and property.
Underwood Creek River Gauge
Village properties within the floodplain may be affected by the condition of Underwood Creek. You can access real time information on the USGS National Water Information website.