400 Mapping & Regulations

The Community Rating System (CRS) provides credit to communities that enact and enforce regulations that exceed the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) minimum standards, so that more flood protection is provided for new and existing development.

The activities in this series affect only certain portions of the community and, in some cases, only portions of the delineated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Therefore, the credit points are adjusted to reflect the area affected. These activities are also adjusted to reflect the community’s growth rate as explained in Section 710.