Floodplain Information

Special Flood Hazard Area


If you live within Northbrook Village Limits, the Public Works Department can advise you if your property is located within a designated special flood hazard area. To find out, just call our office at 847-272-4711 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Community Rating System (CRS)


In 1995, the Village submitted its application in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). Village participation in the CRS results in a specified percent (%) rate reduction on the flood insurance premiums that are paid by residents who carry flood insurance policies. The Village receives program points by implementing certain floodplain development regulations, flood awareness projects and activities. Recently, the Village was reclassified as a Class 6 community, resulting in a 20% rate reduction for flood insurance policies issued to property owners located in a Special Flood Hazard Area. Property owners outside a Special Flood Hazard Area will receive a 10% reduction.

The numerous additional activities include mailing information and materials specifically targeted to floodplain properties, and creating this portion of our website.