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FEMA’s 90-day Appeal Process has begun for the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS).  This period runs from February 15th to May 15, 2018. Flood Hazard Determination Notices have been sent to municipal officials and public notification concerning the appeal process were placed in local papers on two separate dates.

Digital versions of the maps can be viewed at; this website also provides a search function for specific addresses.

Or you can download the GIS files from the FEMA Map Service Center (search for your community, look under “Preliminary Products” and download the “Preliminary FIRM Database”.)

Once finalized and adopted, these maps will be used to determine if flood insurance is required and the rates that residential and commercial property owners will pay to the National Flood Insurance Program. The maps will also be utilized when reviewing development plans and enforcing floodplain management regulations.  For more information on the adoption process see our Map Adoption webpage.

The flood insurance rate maps currently in effect are 24-45 years old. Given their long-standing impact, the County encourages municipalities and property owners to take this rare opportunity to review, and if necessary, comment on the revised preliminary maps.

If residents have comments, please submit them in writing to:

Washington Township Municipal Building

c/o Flood Plan Administrator

43 Schooley's Mountain Road

Long Valley, NJ 07853



Washington Township is looking for a local business or resident who is willing to donate a well-maintained 4x4 pickup for use as the municipal emergency management vehicle.  In addition to the charitable tax credit and a formal proclamation by the Mayor announcing your gift, your generosity will be displayed for all to see on each side of the vehicle.  If you can help, please contact Township Administrator Andrew Coppola on [email protected] or (908) 876-3315.


Newsletter IThe Washington Township Health Department wishes all residents a Happy and Healthy 2018.  The Morris County Office of Health Management has issued a new biannual newletter with some interesting and helpful tips to get your year off to a good start

To view the newsletter CLICK HERE

Radon I  The Washington Township Health Department wants to remind residents that winter is a good time to test your home for Radon.  Most homes are closed and sealed up for the winter with considerably less air flowing in and out of the lowest levels.  Radon kits are currently still available at the Health Department window for $6.00 each.  That number is very limited at this point.  Radon kits will still be available but the cost for the all inclusive kits will be increased in the near future due to a change in supplier.

To help customers with their utility bills during the winter season, JCP&L and the Affordable Housing Alliance are holidng walk-in registration events for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance and Payment Assistancefor Gas and Electric Programs. 


Click here for more information. 



For more utility assistance programs visit the township website utility resource page.