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 insurancpre aspects of the NFIP, and
  3. Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.

Click here for the FEMA CRS website

Click here for the 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) by clicking here 

Rebuild after Sandy - a fact sheet

Elevation Application Process.pdf

Little Ferry Flood Inundation Map

Directory of local officials who can provide more information:

Construction Official & CRS Coordinator: Click here for contact information

Emergency Management Coordinator: Police Chief James Walters; Click here for contact information

Borough Engineer: Ken Job Jr., 201.487.8754

Links to documents and websites on flood insurance:

 Flood Insurance Guidelines and Mandatory Purchase Requirements 2018

Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347, 2000.

Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting: Six Ways to Protect Your House from Flooding. FEMA-312, 2014

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and other Hazards

Floodproofing Nonresidential Structures, FEMA-102.

Retrofitting Floodprone residential properties.

Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA-348, 2000.

Reducing Flood Losses through the International Code Series, FEMA, 2019.


Flood Insurance Frequently Asked Questions and the NFIP Answer Desk are at:

Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding: A Guide for Communities:  

Flood Insurance Premium Refunds - Who Gets Them - click here

Flood Hazard Check Before You Buy (navigate to 340 and download the checklist)

There are three video tapes in FEMA’s “Best Build” series:

Best Build: Constructing a Sound Coastal Home Best Build 2: Construction in a Riverine Floodplain Best Build 3: Protecting a Flood-prone Home

These Army Corps flood proofing publications can be found on the following website or ordered directly from the Corps:

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

  • 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 can be obtained by contacting the EPA’s Wetlands Information Hotline at 1-800-832-7828 or The fact sheets can also be downloaded from