The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.

As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS:

  1. Reduce flood damage to insurable property
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP
  3. Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management

FEMA CRS website website

Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding: A Guide for Communities:

The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and the Borough are responsible for implementing the CRS Program within each respective agency's land use areas within Little Ferry

Look up your Base Flood Elevation (BFE)

Elevation Application Process

Little Ferry Flood Inundation Map

Flood Insurance Guidelines and Mandatory Purchase Requirements

Retrofitting Flood prone residential properties

Risk Rating 2.0

What to Do Before During and After an Emergency

Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Questions and the NFIP Answer Desk  

Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding: A Guide for Communities:    

Helpful Resources - Check Before You Buy

Video tapes in FEMA’s “Best Build” series:
Best Build 2: Construction in a Riverine Floodplain
Best Build 3: Protecting a Flood-prone Home

Flood Proofing Systems & Techniques, December 1984. (Out of print and available only via the website.)
Army Corps flood proofing publications

  • Flood-Proofing Regulations, EP 1165 3 314, 1992.
  • Flood Proofing Performance—Successes & Failures, 1998.
  • Flood Proofing Techniques, Programs and References, January 1996.
  • Raising and Moving The Slab-On-Grade House, 1990.
  • A Flood Proofing Success Story, September 1993.
  • Flood Proofing: How to Evaluate Your Options, July 1993.
  • Flood Proofing Technology in the Tug Fork Valley, April 1994.
  • Local Flood Proofing Programs, June 1994

USEPA Wetlands Fact Sheets and other types of assistance

Please contact local officials for additional information:

Construction Official & CRS Coordinator
Keith Dalton
Phone: (201) 641-9234 x663

Emergency Management Coordinator
Police Chief James Walters

Borough Engineer
Job & Job Consulting Engineers