Risk Tips

These tips are not legal advice. It should not be a substitute for advice from professional counsel or the assistance provided by an agent's Designated Broker.

  • Flood Insurance- Is it needed? :

    The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) has determined that areas within Southern Arizona, especially parts of Cochise County, Santa Cruz County and Pima County, particularly areas affecting the Town of Marana, may be added to floodplain designations which are associated with a higher risk of flooding. Residents in those areas may be required to purchase flood insurance for their homes and businesses. Floodplain maps and flood insurance information may be viewed online.  See www.fema.gov, www.floodsmart.gov. The municipality in which the property is located may additionally have its own floodplain designations and building restrictions.  Check with the City of Tucson, Oro Valley, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Marana, and/or http://pcmaps1.pima.gov/mapps/rfcd/parcelsearch/ for additional information.

    In addition, check out Floodplain Resources for Real Estate Professionals at https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=524569.

    Also please note, Zone X does not automatically mean that flood insurance will not be needed. Per Pima.gov “ZONE X includes areas where the flood hazard has not been mapped by FEMA but may have been mapped by a local jurisdiction; therefore ZONE X does not necessarily mean there are no flood hazards.”

    September 2021