National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Mathews County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This is a quid pro quo program. The NFIP agrees to provide:

  • Flood insurance at the most reasonable rates possible
  • Disaster assistance
  • Funding for Hazard Mitigation Projects

Floodplain Management Ordinance

In return, Mathews County must have and enforce a Floodplain Management Ordinance. The Ordinance must meet the minimum NFIP requirements, be legally enforceable and be applied equally throughout the community.