Floodplain Management

The City of Orange Beach is located along an area of the Gulf of Mexico coast that has a high probability of experiencing flooding caused by hurricanes and intense rain events. As a beach community, the City's position on the shoreline places its citizens and the built environment at risk for flooding from storm surge and the subtropical climate brings heavy rainfall with the potential to cause flash flooding to low-lying areas.

The City of Orange Beach is dedicated to reducing the risk to life and property by effectively administering Floodplain Regulations within its corporate limits. It is important that our citizens are aware of not only the risks of residing in a flood hazard area, but also are aware that education, prevention and mitigation are steps that you can take in advance of an event.  The City of Orange Beach recognizes that our entire community is susceptible to flooding, not just those structures located within the flood hazard areas. The City maintains Elevation Certificate information on all development within the Special Flood Hazard Area and that information is available at the office of the Floodplain Administrator. If you should need any assistance or additional information about flood protection or post-storm procedures, contact your Floodplain Administrator:

Adam Roberson, MCP, CFM
Building Official / Floodplain Administrator


Flood Protection Information



Floodplain Maps

Floodplain Map