National Flood Insurance Program - Community Rating System Activities and Information

Community update: July 16, 2021

NFIP Community Rating System: The Federal Emergency Management Agency has determined that the City of Nassau Bay will retain its current rating as a Class 7 in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).

The Community Rating System is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In CRS communities, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community’s efforts that address the three goals of the program: 1) Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property; 2) Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program; and 3) Foster comprehensive floodplain management.

The floodplain management activities implemented by Nassau Bay qualifies the City for a 15 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas. This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities Nassau Bay implements to protect lives and reduce property damage. This classification for Nassau Bay will be effective October 1, 2021. 

Congratulations to Floodplain Manager Mark Stelly for his extensive work in ensuring Nassau Bay’s Class 7 rating!

Learn more! Review the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) field verification findings document HERE.

Activity 310 - Elevation Certificates

Elevation Certificates are maintained by the Nassau Bay Building Department.  To obtain available certificates or for more information, email 

Activity 350 - Flood Protection Information