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Public Works
Development Services
200 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113

Development Related Inquires:

Phone: (408) 535-3555

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To determine if your property is in a flood zone or for general information regarding flood zones, flood insurance, Special Flood Hazard Area regulations, or copies of elevation certificates, you can email or call the flood info line at (408) 535-7803. You can also check your property on the flood hazards zone map.

Flood Hazard Zones

The City of San José is a member of the National Flood Insurance Program. Membership in the program allows residents of the City of San José to obtain federally backed mortgages and disaster assistance in the event of floods. In exchange, the City requires new land developments and remodels of existing buildings to conform to rules that minimize flood damage. Public Works is responsible for administering this program and providing flood zone information to the citizens of San José.


The Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) is the public agency responsible for flood protection in Santa Clara County. Please visit the SCVWD website for more information about your watershed and historical flooding information for your area.