Flood Zone/Map Information

The Borough of Belmar and representatives from the Floodplain Management Office, provide information regarding flood map inquiries, including but not limited to information on: flood depths, BFE, LIMWA, FIRM, SFHA, V zone, historic flooding, mean high water, sea level rise, projected sea level rise, category 1 hurricane storm surge, projected special flood hazard area in 2050 and marsh migration. For additional information, please contact April Claudio at clerk@belmar.com (732) 681-3700 x225.

To view high water marks from past flooding events such as Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy in Belmar, visit the Monmouth County High Water Mark Initiative Storyboard

Belmar's Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance regulates development within the Special Flood Hazard Area. All properties in a Flood Zone must complete a Flood Hazard Development Permit when submitting permits for any type of construction.

Flood Hazard Development Permit - to be completed by all properties in a flood zone when submitting permits for any type of construction



The following publications cound be found through the Belmar Library's online catalog http://www.belmarlibrary.org/browse.php

  1. Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347 (2000)
  2. Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011) 
  3. Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54 (1984) 
  4. Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009) 
  5. Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA-257 (1994) 
  6. Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA-P-348 (1999) 
  7. Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268 (1996) (
  8. Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511 (2005) 


The following brocures are available in the lobby of Borough Hall at 601 Main Street for anyone to pick up:

How the NFIP works

Flood Insurance Requirements for Recipients of Federal Disaster Assistance

Floodsmart.gov - Know Your Risk

Fire Safety Checklist for Older Adults

Why You Need Flood Insurance

What You Need to Know about Federal Disaster Assistance and National Flood Insurance

Nothing Can Dampen the Joy of Home Ownership

Benefits of Flood Insurance Vs Disaster Assistance

Flood Preparation and Safety

Top Ten Facts for Consumers

Myths & Facts about NFIP