The Village Transportation and Engineering Division offers a free drainage investigation service. If you have any questions, about the drainage or grading of your property, please call or email Alan Wenderski at 847-252-5802.
Storm Water Quality
The Transportation and Engineering Division encourages all residents to take pride in their storm water quality, because we all live down or upstream from someone. Please take the time to read the following summary, detailing best practices you can start implementing to improve storm water quality.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) produces floodplain maps that show the areas of the Village that would be affected by the 1% annual chance flood (100-year flood) labeled as Zone A. This information can be beneficial for evaluating your insurance needs. Homeowners located in Zone A are required to have flood insurance, which is a separate policy from your homeowner’s insurance. There are approximately 225 properties in the Zone A floodplain and you could be one of them.
The Engineering Division has copies of the floodplain maps to determine the floodplain status of all properties in Hoffman Estates. Let us help you verify this valuable piece of information.
Call or email Shelley Walenga at (847) 252-5805 for further information or verification of your floodplain status.
Some properties that are shown to be in Zone A have been able to be declared out of the floodplain due to engineering study and survey. FEMA supplies the homeowner with a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) to document this.
FEMA has revised the floodplain maps as of August 19, 2008. For those homeowners that received a Letter of Map Change (LOMC), Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) or Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F) for your home, FEMA has published a Revalidation Letter.
The Revalidation Letter is used to update the determination that your home is no longer declared in the floodplain. The Effective Date (August 20, 2008) and the Map Panel Numbers have been updated to coordinate with the new floodplain maps.
The Revalidation Letter lists your property three ways, Case Number, Determination Date or Property Identifier (address or legal description). The list then states the new Floodplain Map Panel Number where your property is located and that it is in Zone X (no floodplain).
This site can supply you with the current flood maps for your address. The newest maps dated August 19, 2008 are available to view with aerial maps to pinpoint your home exactly with relation to any floodplain in the vicinity.
When you access this site, you will see under the "FEMA Flood Map Service Center: Welcome!" banner are the words Looking for a Flood Map?. Underneath is a Search by Address box to enter the full address (including city, state and zip code) of the property you are interested in, or longitude/latitude coordinates.
Once the full address has been entered and the SEARCH button has been selected, you'll see a map with a red pin over the address you've entered. Verify its the correct location you are looking for. In the left adjacent columns will be the selected flood map for viewing or downloading. Any additional information related to the selected flood map, like LOMC's, are also available.
Floods are the most common hazard in the US and most homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage. Everyone is at risk of flooding.
A wealth of information about the National Flood Insurance Program, administered by FEMA, can be found on the link above or at Floodsmart.gov. Information about the different flood insurance policy types available, coverage, premium estimates and insurance agents in your area are provided.
- Preferred Risk Policies for low to moderate risk areas (Zone X)
- Standard Policies for high risk areas (Zone A, AE)
- Coverage for Building range from $20,000 to $250,000
- Coverage for Contents range from $8,000 to $100,000