Sumter City-County Flood Protection Information

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What you should know

Most homeowner insurance policies do not cover damages caused by flooding from storm events. Properties that have been officially identified as being in floodplains are required by their mortgage lenders to have flood insurance.

All affected properties owners should consider obtaining flood insurance.

Properties in the City and County of Sumter could be eligible for a 10 percent discount on the typical cost of flood insurance by virtue of Sumter’s participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System (CRS) program and having qualified as a category 9 community.

City and County Flood Services information:

To review flood maps, determine if you are in a flood zone, or to review Elevation Certifications, please contact:

Donna McCullum, Floodplain Coordinator, Zoning Administrator
Phone: (803) 774-1619
Email the Zoning Administrator

Or  you visit the Sumter City-County Planning Department Office at 12 W. Liberty Street, Suite C, Sumter, SC.

To see how the City-County Planning Department participates in Floodplain Management, See: Floodplain Management

Elevation Certificates:

Copies of Elevation Certificates are available in the Sumter City-County Planning Department Office at 12 W. Liberty Street, Suite C, Sumter, SC, Telephone (803) 774-1660. This office can also determine if you are in a mapped floodplain or if there is a current Elevation Certificate on file for your property.


You may download the City and/or County Flood Maps and the City and/or County Flood Prevention Zoning Ordinances (in Adobe PDF format) by clicking below:

(Note: These files are large and may take some time to download on slower connections)

Flood maps and flood protection references are also available for viewing at the Sumter County Library at these locations: 111 North Harvin Street, 180 West Wesmark, and 337 Manning Avenue in Sumter, SC.

Flood Standards in the Zoning Ordinance are as follows:

Additional Resources:


More information is available on the:

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website. Or, you may contact your mortgage lender, or insurance company.

You may also want to view information at the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) Program website.


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