Information for Residents
It is the intent to provide homeowners, lenders, real estate agents, and others with helpful information to assist them when working with properties within the floodplain.
Village Flood Services
In order to determine your flooding risk the first thing you should do is check your floodplain proximity. Flood maps and flood protection references can be found on the Brown County website as well as the Office of Brown County Planning and Land Services. Brown County staff can assist you in locating your property on the flood maps to determine whether the property lies in the floodplain. Staff can also provide detailed information such as past flood problems in the area. Staff also has on file elevation certificates for properties located in the floodplain.
It is important to note that even though individual properties may not be included within the floodplain, there is still a chance your property can be at risk from flood damage. If requested, the Department of Public Works will visit a property to review its flood problems and explain ways to stop flooding or prevent damage. To request a drainage review contact Village Hall.
Always check with the Village before you build on, alter, regrade or add fill on your property. A permit may be needed to ensure that projects do not cause issues on other properties.
Over the last few years, the Village of Allouez has initiated several flood mitigation projects in an effort to reduce the risk of flooding and improve flood awareness and preparedness in the Village. Through these efforts, the Village of Allouez has increased the beauty and usability of Village Park and reduced flood insurance premiums for individual property owners by qualifying as a Class 6 Certified Rating System (CRS) community through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Properties in the village are found on the FIRM map.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the floodplain, please contact:
Matt Heyroth, Assistant Zoning Administrator
Brown County Planning and Land Services – Zoning Division
305 E. Walnut St., RM. 320
P.O. Box 23600
Green Bay, WI 54305-3600
Phone ( 920) 448-6480
Fax (920) 448-4487
The National Flood Insurance Program
Access information on the National Flood Insurance Program through FEMA’s website. The website provides information for home owners & renters, claims adjusters, insurance professionals, lenders and surveyors.
Village Code of Ordinances Chapter 453
Chapter 453 of the Code of Ordinances regulates all areas that would be covered by the regional flood or base flood. The purpose of this chapter is to regulate development in flood hazard areas to protect life, health, and property.
Flooding in Brown County – General Information
Living in the Floodplain brochure – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Flood Toolkit – https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf