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    Sumter City & County Flood Information

    What you should know

    Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover damages caused by flooding from storm events. Properties that have been officially identified as being in floodplains are required by their mortgage lenders to have flood insurance.

    All affected properties owners should consider obtaining flood insurance.

    Properties in the City and County of Sumter could be eligible for a 10 percent discount on the typical cost of flood insurance by virtue of Sumter’s participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) program and having qualified as a category 9 community.

    City and County Flood Services information:

    To review flood maps, determine if you are in a flood zone, or to review Elevation Certifications, please contact:

    Helen Roodman, Floodplain Coordinator, Zoning Administrator
    Phone: (803) 774-1636
    Email the Zoning Administrator

    To see how the City-County Planning Department participates in Floodplain Management, See: Floodplain Management

    Elevation Certificates:

    Copies of Elevation Certificates are available in the Sumter City-County Planning Department Office at 12 W. Liberty Street, Suite C, Sumter, S.C., Telephone (803) 774-1660. This office can also determine if you are in a mapped floodplain or if there is a current Elevation Certificate on file for your property.

    Flood maps and flood protection references are also available for viewing at the Sumter County Library at these locations: 111 North Harvin Street, 180 West Wesmark, and 337 Manning Avenue in Sumter, SC.
    FEMA National Flood Hazard (NFHL) Sumter, S.C.

    More information is available on the:
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website. Or, you may contact your mortgage lender, or insurance company.

    You may also want to view information at the FEMA Community Rating System(CRS) Program website.

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    Resources9 documents

    Flood Standards in the Zoning Ordinance2 documents

    • City of Sumter Zoning Ordinance – Article 5b7
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    • Sumter County Zoning Ordinance – Article 5b7
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    Additional Resources5 documents

    • Are you building in a flood zone 2012 ?
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    • Notice to property owners
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    • Fill Standards
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    • Flood Mail out Pamphlet 2012
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    • https://www.floodsmart.gov
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