Are you Prepared?

Surf City is located in the 100-year floodplain and entirely located in what FEMA labeled a Special Flood Hazard Area. If you are buying a property, visiting for a vacation, or a seasoned Surf City resident, please always check in for the most up to date information regarding emergency preparedness and hazard mitigation.

 Why Buy Flood Insurance?

2018 Public Notice

Funding Sources for Repetitive Loss

know your

Flood Hazard

The Office of the Municipal Clerk maintains elevation certificates submitted to the Borough. Call to inquire if a property you are interested in has one on file (609)494-3064.


Flood Safety


  • Do not walk through flooded waters.
  • Turn around, don’t drown.
  • Do not drive through a flooded area. 
  • Stay away from power lines & electrical wires. 

Flood insurance


  • Ensure your property for your flood hazard – available to renters and property owners.
  •  To find out more about Flood Insurance please contact any licensed insurance agent. Don’t wait for the next flood – there is a 30 day waiting period for coverage to take effect.  
  • Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program

Build responsibly


  • Always check with the Building Department before you build on, alter, degrade or fill on your property.
  • Funding Sources for Repetitive Loss
  • Illegal building or filling should be reported to the Building Department (609)494-6448.

Protect the natural functions of the floodplain


protect your property from flooding