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Scott County, Georgetown, Stamping Ground, and Sadieville are part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If buying a house and property, the lender usually requests documentation on whether it is located in a flood zone that would require flood insurance.


As of 2009, the official maps being used, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), were from 1981. Throughout 2009 and 2010, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) performed a re-evaluation of the maps, created new ones, and carried out a public review and comment period. These updated FIRM maps became officially effective on January 8, 2014. Since then, the process has been repeated and new maps became official December 21st, 2017. A link to the Floodplain Ordinance is located below. The ordinance language is the same throughout Georgetown, Sadieville, Stamping Ground, and Scott County.

Any development in the floodplain, or across/along a stream, requires state, local, and/or federal permits prior to any physical activity. If you have any questions and want to chat with someone, please contact the Planning Commission office at (502) 867-3701.

Floodplain Resources

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*Local permit still required.

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