Floodplain Division

The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.

As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS:

  • Reduce flood losses
  • Facilitate accurate insurance rating
  • Promote the awareness of flood insurance

Sandwich is currently rated as a Class 7 community. This rating entitles residents of Sandwich to a 15% flood insurance discount. The Planning Department is available to assist you with questions about FEMA Flood-plain maps and the National Flood Insurance Program. Town staff can also assist you with the following:

  • Flood-plain property determinations
  • Advice on reducing flood damage to your property
  • Questions regarding Floodplain By-Laws
  • Questions regarding the flood-resistant construction requirements of the Massachusetts State Building Code.
  • Topographic maps and other GIS information

For additional information: https://www.capecod.gov/departments/cooperative-extension/programs/coastal-processes/

Helpful Documents

  1. Planning & Development

    Physical Address
    100 Route 6A
    Sandwich, MA 02563

    Fax: 508-833-8006