The City of Pigeon Forge has been participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) since almost the inception of the program in 1976. The NFIP program enables property owners to purchase flood insurance. In return, Pigeon Forge agrees to adopt and implements local floodplain management regulations that contribute to protecting lives and reducing the risk of new construction and substantial improvement from future flooding.

You will find all the links to everything you could possibly want to know about NFIP and Floodplain Management and Permitting. You can also come by the office and we will happily go through the process with you. We can also verify if you are in a flood area and what this means. 

To find out more about the NFIP program, please follow this link. We also have a link to the Pigeon Forge Flood map here:

This link offers valuable information regarding your specific area and home. If you see that you are in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), please feel free to reach out to our office and we will gladly let you know what this means and what your responsibilities are, in the case of an event or future development.

Here is wonderful video that paints a picture of the NFIP.

An important video on Flood Risk Basics and Communities, that further explains the program.


Here is a link to your rights as a homeowner/renter and you are deemed a Disaster Survivor.

Here is the link to full Flood Insurance Manual.

If you are interested in finding out what the steps are for getting help after a Flood Disaster event, please reference the following link. It is the desk reference for substantial damage/ substantial improvement of property. It will explain the evaluation process for a loss/improvements to a home.




The 2018 National Flood Insurance TN Quick Guide is a wonderful source of information that can explain any and all questions you may have regarding Flood Plain Management.

Below you will find the Tennessee Floodplain Management Permitting Guide (FMPG). This guide and it’s consequent links will help you get through the permitting process that you will follow if developing, improving, or repairing damaged structures, as well as disturbing any part in the Special Flood Hazard Area. You can also come to the office and we will advise you of the information below.

The First link provides the Floodplain Management Permitting Guide. This guide walks one through the entire permitting process, it gives you a step by step process of everything required to get a permit. Please attach the file Floodplain Management Permitting Guide here.

The second link provides a sample of a permit and the information required for the permit. The permits are found on MyGovernmentOnline. Please attach the file named Sample Permit here.

The third link is for the Permit Review Checklist. This checklist will be used once you are ready to submit, to make sure you have everything needed for the request.  Please attach the file named Checklist for Permit Review here.

The fourth link is for the Elevation Certificate that is required when doing any development, improvement, rebuild, or disturbance of any kind in the Special Flood Hazard Area. Please insert the file named Elevation Certificate New 2023 here.

And the last but not least link is the checklist for the Elevation Certificate, so that you can be sure you have everything needed when submitting the EC. Please inset file named Elevation Certificate Checklist.

Also included in the Guide is a TN Property Viewer Instructions, which will help you find your property. You can also find the information above, as a hot link, and also on our webpage. Please insert the file called TN Property Viewer Instructions.  

Checklist for Permit Review

Elevation Certificate Checklist

Elevation Certificate 2023

Floodplain Management Permitting Guide

Sample Permit

TN Property Viewer Instructions