Floodplain Management Information

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FEMA Proposed Changes to Flood Hazard Maps 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of updating the flood hazard maps for Newport Beach and the proposed changes place thousands of Newport Beach properties in designated flood hazard zones. The areas generally affected by FEMA’s proposed changes include properties in a large area of West Newport, on the Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island, and in the Lido Peninsula Resort area. You can view the draft maps below. As proposed, local property owners that do not currently pay for flood insurance could find themselves paying up to $3,000 a year in new insurance costs.  

Please read our FAQs to learn more. If you still have questions about the proposed FEMA flood hazard map changes, please contact the Building Division at 949 644-3200.

Please submit comments by:

Email: CDD@newportbeachca.gov

Mail: Community Development Department
         100 Civic Center Drive
         Newport Beach, CA 92660

FEMA California Coastal Analysis - Maps


Proposed FEMA Maps (BEFORE)                                                   FEMA Accepted Maps (AFTER)

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0269K (Back Bay) Accepted FIRM Panel - 06059C0269K (Back Bay) NO CHANGE

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0269K

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0381K

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0382K (Balboa Island)  Accepted FIRM Panel - 06059C0382K (Balboa Island)

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0382K

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0384K

Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0381K (Harbor Lido Isle) Accepted  FIRM Panel - 06059C0381K (Harbor Lido Isle)

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0381K


 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0403K (Cameo Shores)   Accepted  FIRM Panel - 06059C0403K (Cameo) NO CHANGE

 Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0403K


Prelim FIRM Panel  - 06059C0264K (Newport Shores) Accepted FIRM Panel  - 06059C0264K (Newport Shores) 



Prelim FIRM Panel  -  06059C0377K (West Newport) Accepted FIRM Panel  -  06059C0377K (West Newport)



Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0384K (Harbor Entrance)  Accepted FIRM Panel - 06059C0384K (Harbor Entrance)  
Prelim FIRM Panel - 06059C0384K  06059C0384K_2018_REVISED 
 Comprehensive View Showing Flood Areas(Proposed)   Comprehensive View Showing Flood Areas(Accepted)
City_Map  Floodzone_2018_Accepted 


Presentations & Studies

Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014    

Biggert-Waters Reform Act 2012

City of Newport Beach Documents 

FEMA Documents on Flood Insurance

Documents on Protecting a Building

Directory of Additional Sources of Information


FEMA Preliminary Maps 
FEMA Preliminary Maps 

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