Elizabeth Township participates in the National Flood Insurance Program that makes flood insurance available to our residents. As a condition of remaining in the National Flood Insurance Program, the Township has adopted a Floodplain Ordinance that restricts development in a identified floodplain and requires a review and permit for ALL work done within a floodplain. The Floodplain Ordinance also sets requirements for construction and development within a floodplain including elevations and flood-proofing.

We would like to remind you about the requirements for a review and permit for all work in an identified floodplain. This includes: improvements or additions to structures, accessory structures such as fences, sheds, and detached garages. Many projects within a floodplain would require an appeal and a variance from the Township’s Floodplain Ordinance at a public hearing conducted by the Zoning Hearing Board. Please always check to see if a permit is required prior to starting any work in a floodplain. Also please note that storage of various items are regulated within a floodplain and no fill is permitted to be placed within a floodplain.

If you are not sure if you are living in a floodplain, you can check your address by using the following link to the Federal Emergency Management Agency flood map service center: FEMA Flood Map
You can also contact the Code Enforcement Department by calling (412)-751-2880 or by email at jsnelson@elizabethtwppa.com

Floodplain Information

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Floodplain Development Information

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Flood Information for Flood Administrator

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Floodplain Permit Application


Elizabeth Township is a First-Class Township located in the southeast portion of Allegheny County. The township is nestled between the Youghiogheny and Monongahela rivers. We have affordable housing and many local businesses that create an incredible standard of living for the residents.


522 Rock Run Road

Elizabeth, PA 15037

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