Zoning & Building Safety:


Zoning and Building Safety Department

Flood Information

Area streams and creeks, the Rock River, and the Mississippi River may place Rock Island County residents in a Special Flood Hazard Area. We want you to be aware of the hazard and what can be done to reduce flood damage. This information is sent annually to all properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area as delineated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. It is part of the County's effort to save residents money by reducing flood insurance premiums.

Browse our website to find a wealth of information about the County’s Flood Insurance Rate Map, flood depths at your property, natural conservation areas and wetlands, flood insurance, special rules for building in the floodplain, and ideas for protecting your property from flood damage. Or you can call the Building Department with all of your floodplain questions. Feel free to stop in or contact us in person so that we can ensure that all questions have been answered and to supply additional information on related topics. We also have copies of FEMA Elevation Certificates on all buildings constructed or substantially improved in the floodplain since January 1995.

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For more information on flood hazards, construction rules or flood protection measures, contact:

Rock Island County Zoning and Building Safety Department
1504 Third Avenue
Rock Island IL 61201
(309) 558-3771
or click here Click to send e-mail to send us an e-mail.

Rock Island County Office Building (map ExternalLink.gif)
1504 Third Avenue, Room 305, Rock Island IL 61204-8624
Phone: (309) 558-3771      Fax: (309) 786-4456

      Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Monday thru Friday
Inspectors are in the field from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM