Flooding

The Village of Lincolnshire has been a member of the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System since 1992. The CRS program is a voluntary auditing program that is used to assure our residents that the Village meets or exceeds the requirements of the NFIP. The CRS measures the Village’s activities relating to the floodplain and rewards communities which have strong floodplain ordinances and who take a proactive stance against flooding. The CRS assigns credits to a variety of activities taken to ensure appropriate floodplain management measures are implemented. A main criterion of these activities is that the Village achieve a Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule of 5 or better. Lincolnshire has maintained a high grade of 3/3 since 2001. Credits in the CRS program are totaled and put into classifications with 'Class 10' being the lowest classification and 'Class 1' being the highest. The Village first achieved a Class 9 rating upon initiation. Since 2005, the Village has been a Class 5 community.

Residents who purchase flood insurance for structures located in the floodplain are currently eligible to receive a 25 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums under the Village’s Class 5 rating. Structures located outside of the floodplain receive a 10 percent discount on premiums. Preferred Risk Policies do not receive discounts. 

View Village of Lincolnshire Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.