What We Provide
The Growth Management Department is responsible for floodplain management activities of the Community Rating System (CRS) through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). All Cooper City residents and businesses currently receive a 15% discount on new and/or renewed flood insurance policies based on the work the Growth Management Department has done to earn us a Class 7 Rating under this program. This discount reflects an overall community savings of approximately $639,995 and an average of $76 per policy.
In order to continue receiving this discount, Staff regularly participates in the Broward County Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group, CRS seminars, training sessions and other meetings relating to the issue of floodplain and emergency management.
Our Staff also produces a number of outreach projects, of which this publication is a part, and submits an annual recertification to CRS which is forwarded to FEMA for approval. All of the above assists our efforts to maintain the City’s Class 7 rating and the 15% discount.