Questions, Comments & Protests
Every home and commercial building in Fargo has some risk of flooding — but the risk varies, sometimes within the same neighborhood, or even the same property. One thing to keep in mind: the new flood maps indicate if the property is in a high-risk area, not a specific structure on the property.
In some cases, an owner may feel that the structure is elevated enough to warrant a lower flood insurance rate. Property owners will have until the end of the Public Comment Period to protest the new designation, but will need to have their property surveyed to prove that they are sufficiently above the base flood elevation.