Land Resources

Preliminary Floodplain Map Amendments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hosting a Flood Risk Open House for property owners regarding Preliminary Floodplain Study Map Amendments.

Open House - May 2, 2024 - 4-7pm at the Washington County Fair Park & Conference Center - Ziegler Building - 3000 CTH PV, West Bend, WI  53095

Impacted property owners should look for a postcard this week inviting them to attend the open house at the Washington County Fair Park. The postcards will indicate if there is a general increase or decrease in the floodplain of a property (blue postcard indicates increase; yellow postcard indicates slight change; green postcard indicates decrease).  The postcards are parcel specific. For property owners that own multiple parcels they will receive a postcard for each parcel.  To view the current and proposed floodplain changes as it relates to your property – click on the Floodplain Change View Map Link below. 

At the Open House, representatives from various local, state, and federal agencies will be available to provide the most current information about flood risk, flood insurance, floodplain development regulations, and the process used to map Washington County’s floodplains.

Questions? - Call 262.335.4445 or email [email protected]

FLOODPLAIN Change Viewer


The Land Resources Division provides Land & Water Conservation Assistance and Land Use Permitting Services

The Division strives to protect and improve land and water resources and provide a thoughtfully planned future by: 

  • Providing exceptional customer service through technical and professional expertise.
  • Implementing local and state laws as a well governed and administered county.
  • Providing education and administering programs to help accomplish the proper management of our natural resources for an improved quality of life.
  • Guiding agricultural businesses to ensure sustainable and economically viable farmland.
  • Engaging the public through conservation programs that provide for the stewardship of our natural resources.
  • Advancing the County's strategic goals & initiatives through collaborative planning.

The Private On-Site Wastewater Treatment System (POWTS) Search and Reporting Application provides information about the POWTS installed in Washington County and a method for licensed plumbers to file pumping/inspection reports electronically.

Our Land & Water Conservation assistance and Land Use permitting services are categorized below by specific clientele.

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Homeowners & Residents

Provides programs and educational information on natural resource protection for your property.  




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Educators & Group Leaders

Information on natural resource protection for youth & adult programs.

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Farmers &

Programs and information on agricultural land, conservation and nutrient management.




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Developers & Contractors

Provides information on ordinances and permits  specific to clientele.

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Permits &

Provides information on permits, forms, ordinances and related links.