The Town of Prescott Valley, in conjunction with Yavapai County Flood Control District (the District) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), completed a comprehensive Physical Map Revision (PMR) of the flood hazard area within the core of Prescott Valley. The new flood maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) became effective June 20, 2017.
Prescott Valley is now updating the flood maps further and including new areas. As part of the study, areas outside of Prescott Valley had to be studied, including parts of the Town of Dewey-Humboldt. Updated preliminary flood maps were released June 30, 2020. Property owners can view their updated flood risk on the preliminary flood maps by clicking on the Property Search Tool at the top of this page and entering in their address.
If you disagree with the flood maps, you may file a formal Appeal or Comment during the public comment period, which runs from July 21, 2020 – October 21, 2020. General information about filing an appeal or comment can be found here . If your property is newly identified at high-risk and should not be, another option may be to file a Letter of Map Amendment once the new maps are effective. More details can be found here .
Once all appeals and comments have been addressed and resolved, FEMA will issue a Letter of Final Determination to the County. This indicates the new maps and study will be effective in six months and that the County must pass an ordinance to adopt them for floodplain management use. Also, that is the time any changes in flood insurance due to changes in flood zone or BFE will become effective. The new maps are targeted to be effective around mid-year 2021.
For more information regarding how the maps affect your property, please contact:
Lynn Whitman, District Engineer
Yavapai County Flood Control District
Ron Pine, Engineering Division Manager
Town of Prescott Valley