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Posted on: January 20, 2017

County to Hold Informational Meetings for Landowners on Floodplain Boundary Changes

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02-16-17 Update: The Board of Supervisors has adopted the revised Floodplain Overlay District in accordance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s effective Flood Insurance Rate Map dated February 17, 2017.  The new Floodplain Overlay District is visible on Loudoun County’s online mapping system, Weblogis, under the Environmental layer.

The information on this web page is background information on the process of revising the Floodplain Overlay District.

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Original News Release:


Loudoun County will hold two public information meetings for landowners affected by proposed modifications to the county’s Floodplain Overlay District.

Both meetings will be held in the Dulles Room on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg on these dates:
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon 
  • Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Staff from the Department of Building and Development will be on hand to answer questions from individual landowners whose property may be in the floodplain. Computer stations will be available to help landowners locate their property on the Proposed Floodplain Overlay District map. Prior to the meetings, property owners may access an interactive map of the proposed Floodplain Overlay District that allows the user to search by parcel identification number or street address. The mapping program and additional information are available online at www.loudoun.gov/FODZMap. (See note above for updated information).

The Floodplain Overlay District boundary revisions are necessary in order for Loudoun County to continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program provides homeowners, business owners and renters with the ability to purchase federally-backed flood insurance. 

In December, the county sent approximately 8,200 letters notifying property owners that they may be affected by proposed modifications to the county’s Floodplain Overlay District. 

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider the proposed changes to the floodplain boundaries at its business meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The documents associated with the item before the Board will be posted prior to the meeting and will be available online at www.loudoun.gov/BosDocuments

The proposed Floodplain Overlay District affects in whole or in part about 3,700 parcels of land, or 21,000 acres, in the major floodplain and about 4,600 parcels, or 9,000 acres in the minor floodplain.  The floodplain includes lands adjacent and near any stream that drains an area of 100 acres or more.

For questions about the proposed revisions to the Floodplain Overlay District, call the Floodplain Help Line at 703-737-8746 or send an email

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