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Bernalillo County Flood Zone Information

National Flood Insurance Program

Bernalillo County provides a Map Information Service to lenders, insurance agents, mortgage companies and the general public with regard to the National Flood Insurance Program through the Floodplain Administrators office.

The services provided include:

  • Whether a property is in a SFHA or not (also available online)
  • The Flood Zone designation (A, AH, AE, C, X, X Protected by Levee)
  • The base flood elevation where shown on the FIRM
  • Whether or not mandatory flood insurance will be required for the property
  • Maintenance and review of map revisions (LOMRs)
  • Copies of Elevation Certificates (some are now available online through the GIS Program's FEMA Flood Zones interactive map)
  • The Community Number
  • The Flood Insurance Rate Map Panel Number and suffix
  • The date of the FIRM’s Index
  • The elevation datum used on the FIRM
  • Maintenance and review of historic FIRMs

For more information on flood or alluvial fan hazards or to schedule a site specific site visit, please contact the Bernalillo County Floodplain Administrator, Mr. Tiequan Chen at 505-848-1517 or via email at tchen@bernco.gov.

Bernalillo County maintains the most current flood zone mapping on the FEMA Flood Zones interactive map. 

For more information on the National Flood Insurance Program please use the following links:

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