Des Moines, IA Special Flood Hazard Areas

The City of Des Moines is a participating community in the National Flood Insurance Program according to Ross H. Stafford, Permit and Development Administor for the city.

His office has on file the current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and the related Flood Insurance Study (FIS) developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This information allows you to look up a specific property to see if it is within a special flood hazard area, what flood hazard area it is in and the base flood elevation.

All this information is available by contacting the Engineering staff by telephone at 515-283-4200 or in person at the Permit and Development Center on the first floor of the Armory Building, 602 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309.


Jon Niemeyer is the Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty North Star, 1039 Sunset Dr Norwalk, IA 50211. We provide full service real estate services to the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. Find links and contact information for Jon at

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