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The Community Rating System (CRS) is a national program developed by FEMA that recognizes, encourages, and rewards community activities and programs that go above the minimum requirements for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The goals of the CRS are to:

  • Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property
  • Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP
  • Foster comprehensive floodplain management

The City of Fort Lauderdale is currently a Class 6, which equates to flood insurance premium reduction of 20% for properties in Special Flood Hazard Areas (Zones AE, AO, AH, and VE); or 10% for those in Zone X.

For further general information on the CRS or the City of Fort Lauderdale's CRS efforts, please contact the Floodplain Manager, Richard Benton, at 954-828-6133 or by email at