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Stormwater and Floodplain Management

The purpose of Stormwater and Floodplain Management is to protect the health and welfare of the public from the impacts of flooding by promoting sound floodplain management and the development and maintenance of a cost effective and efficient citywide drainage system.

Floodplain Management - Drainage concerns, ordinances, the design standards and policies manual, Homeowner's guide, FAQ's, and information on severe weather warnings.

Elevation Certificate Search - An Elevation Certificate is a form that is used by the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) to provide supplemental information to that found on a FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map).

Request an elevation certificate – The city has certificates on file for most, but not all, structures in a FEMA 100-year floodplain in the city, in the city’s Planning and Development Services Records Department.

Report a Drainage Concern - The City of Scottsdale addresses drainage complaints and investigates possible stormwater code violations. Please contact Drainage Inspector Rob Henderson.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps - View flood plain boundary maps to determine flood insurance requirements for properties within the City of Scottsdale.

Report a Flood Tool - Developed by the Flood Control District of Maricopa County

FEMA Information

National Flood Insurance Program

Flood Insurance Publications


National Public Outreach Awards Received for Pinnacle Peak Study 

Flood Maps Save Residents Money

Stormwater and Floodplain Management Ordinance

2015 Stormwater Management Plan

Stormwater Quality Annual Report

Reducing Flood Risk: A Resource Guidelinks to external site (PDF)

Wash Maintenance Brochure (PDF 14Mb)

Lowest Floor and FEMA Certification Requirements

Contact Information

Ashley Couch
Floodplain Administrator
P: 480-312-4317

Richard Anderson
Stormwater Review Manager
P: 480-312-2729

Don Gerkin
Senior Civil Engineer
P: 480-312-7903

Rob Henderson
Drainage Inspector
P: 480-312-7278