Floodplain Development

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

The City of Cherry Hills Village participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The NFIP makes federally backed flood insurance available for all buildings, whether or not they are in a floodplain. 

Flood insurance covers direct losses caused by surface flooding, including a river or stream flowing over its banks, a lake or ocean storm, and local drainage problems.

Types of Coverage

The NFIP insures buildings with two types of coverage: structural and contents. Structural coverage is for the walls, floors, insulation, furnace and other items permanently attached to the structure. Contents coverage may be purchased separately provided the contents are in a insurable building.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps

One of the responsibilities for the City of Cherry Hills Village is to provide map information for all property owners in the municipality. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and associated studies are available for review at the Village’s Community Development Department.

Village Center Community Development Department
2450 E Quincy Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO  80113
Phone: 303-783-2721

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Development within the Floodplain

Floodplain development permits are required for all development within the floodplain. Chapter 16, Article 5 of the Municipal Code outlines the floodplain development permit requirements. Download a Floodplain Development Permit Application (PDF) or Floodplain Variance Application (PDF).

Additionally, for all new or substantially improved construction within the floodplain, a FEMA Elevation Certificate will be required. Current Elevation Certificates can be obtained at the Village Center.

Helpful Tips for Village Residents in Flood Hazard Areas

  • Know the extent and nature of the flood hazard
  • Plan escape routes to high ground
  • Buy flood insurance for your property
  • During times of heavy rainfall, watch the level of water in the drainage way and stay tuned to radio or television for possible flood warnings
  • Evacuate the flood hazard area in times of an impending flood

Cherry Hills Village Progress Report of Arapahoe County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Download a copy of the 2020 press release