Development Division is responsible for floodplain development review
and is the official FEMA floodplain administrator for the City of
Floodplain development review includes:
Information about special flood hazard zones in the City and its surrounding areas.
The City of Rio Rancho and its surrounding areas contain several different Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), also known as flood zones.
What is the definition of a flood according to FEMA and the NFIP?
Learn about SFHAs
Learn about ways to remove a property from a SFHA
How do I know if my residence or building is in a flood zone?
For FEMA related questions, please contact the Engineering Development Division