Flood Protection Information

We are responsible for the unincorporated area of Effingham County. If your property is within the City Limits of Guyton, Rincon, or Springfield and you have a floodplain management question, please contact your respective City Hall.

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance


The County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance is available online. If you have any questions about the ordinance or its requirements, please let us know.

Flood Risk Analysis


Thanks to investments by Effingham County, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), analysis of flood risk has been updated in unincorporated Effingham County. Preliminary digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) have been developed to reflect current flood risks based on the latest technology and most current information, which will be used by permit officials to regulate development in the floodplain, once the revised maps become effective later this year. To learn more about how your property is impacted, how your flood risk has changed, and the options available, you are encouraged to view the preliminary maps on the County's GIS mapping section or on GA DNR's website.