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Floodplain Management and Flood Information

Building in the FEMA Floodplain

Development and redevelopment within the FEMA regulated floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit with the City and is subject to the requirements of ACC 15.68. Please refer to the Floodplain Development Application Packet (PDF) for instructions on applying for a permit. Contact the Development Engineering team at [email protected] or 253-931-3020 for more information on developing within the FEMA regulated floodplain.

Emergency Management of Floods and Flood Hazards

Emergency management of flood hazards and during flooding events is managed by the Emergency Management Division. The City responds to flooding events using the guidelines of the King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF), and the City’s supplement to the King County plan the Hazard Mitigation Plan Annex (PDF). Information on evacuations and sheltering during flooding events can be found in the City’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) (PDF). Questions on the City’s emergency management plan and responding to flooding events can be directed to the Emergency Management Division at 253-876-1925.

Additional information including flood warnings, alerts, and road closures can be found on the King County Flooding Services webpage.

Real-Time River Gage Information

Current information regarding flood conditions for the Green and White Rivers can be found at the links provided below:

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and City of Auburn Floodplain Map

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has updated the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for areas in the City of Auburn. The updated FIRMs and FIS became effective on August 19, 2020. Please refer to the current FIRMs and FIS for all new development and redevelopment in the City of Auburn.

The 2020 FIS for King County is available at the following links:

The 2020 FIRMs are available directly from FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center.

The 2020 FIRM panels for the City of Auburn are also available from the City’s Department of Community Development. Please contact the Development Engineering Team at [email protected] or 253-931-3020 to get the 2020 FIRM for your property.

View the City of Auburn Regulatory Floodplain Map (PDF)

City of Auburn Floodplain Administrator:
Jeff Tate 
[email protected] 
253-804-5036  

Elevation Certificates

The City of Auburn is required to retain FEMA elevation certificates for properties located within the city. Elevation certificates that are on file with the City are available as PDF documents at the links below. Please email new elevation certificates to [email protected].

Street Name Building Number
   
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg A
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg B
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg C
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg D
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg G
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg E 
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg F
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg H
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg J
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg K
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg L
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg P
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg Q
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg R
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg S
 Auburn Way North 4750 Bldg T
B Place NW 4138
104th Place SE

32149

12th Place NE

1514
1518

4th St SE

2033

44th St NW

813

50th St NE

1205
1206
1208
1209
1213
1217
1221
1225
1229
5013

51st St NE

1136
1140
1202
1206
1210
1214
1218
1222
1226
1230
1234

51st Pl NE

1220

52nd Pl NE

1205

Auburn-Black Diamond Rd

2802

Frontage Road

5110

Green River Rd SE

29630

I St NE

3611 sp. 92
3611 sp. 139
3611 sp. 170
3611 sp. 180
3611 sp. 186
3611 sp. 287
3611 sp. 290

I St NW

3703 (2009)
3703 (2001)
3940 & 3941 (2009)
3941 (2001)

L Ct NE

4904
4905
4908
4909
4912
4913
4916
4917
4920
4921

L Pl NE

5112

L St NE

5005
5009
5013

Outlet Collection Way

1101

Pike Place NE

920

Pike Street NE 1210

 

Community Rating System
The City of Auburn participates in the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) to assist in reducing the flood insurance rates of developed properties in the regulated floodplain. Recent CRS audits for the City are available at the following links: