Flood Protection Information

This information pertains to the unincorporated areas 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.

Effingham County provides flood information and insurance requirements upon request at no cost. To find out what flood zone your property is in; predicted flood depth for your area; historical flooding; if your property is affected by natural floodplains or wetlands; for advice on how to protect your property from flood damage; or to schedule a site visit to discuss flooding or drainage concerns, call (912)754-8063 or visit Development Services at 804 S. Laurel Street.

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 within 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. 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.