Property Floodplain Information

The City of Orange has implemented Forerunner, a public flood website that is available for all community members to access the flood risk data for individual properties. This site makes it easy for homeowners, contractors, insurance agents, realtors, and more to learn about the flood-related risk for a property as well as the potential building and insurance compliance requirements associated with it. 

Here's a look at what you can do with your public website

Search for a property's flood risk.  Each property in the community has a unique public profile that can be used by homeowners, contractors, insurance agents, realtors, and others to review the property's available flood data.  Search for a property on the home base by address to find its flood zone, Base Flood Elevation (BFE), Design Flood Elevation (DFE), important flood compliance-related warnings, and more. 

Find Elevation Certificates and other important flood-related documents for your property. Need an Elevation Certificate for a permit or for insurance purposes? If there are documents on file for your property, you'll be able to find them in the searchable Elevation Certificate page, or on the property's unique public profile - saving you the cost of getting a new one. 

Review Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage for a property.  If you're hoping to make improvements to a property, you could be unknowingly nearing the property's substantial improvement threshold.  Review a property's previous improvements or damages to understand possible limitations to your plans. 

Get Help. Still can't find what you're looking for? Forerunner's Get Help page will allow you to contact your local floodplain management team directly with any questions you may have.  Simply enter your information, include the address of the property you need help on, and share more information with us in the comments. You'll receive a response as soon as possible.