What can I do to help prevent flooding around my home?
  • Make sure the ground slopes away from your home. Land within ten feet of your home should slope away from your house. This ensures your home has a good chance of not being damaged due to localized flooding.
  • Direct gutters away from your home and into landscape areas. If you don’t have gutters, consider installing them to alleviate localized yard flooding.
  • If you are in a flood prone area, you may consider purchasing flood insurance.

The City of Daytona Beach is not responsible for flooding on private property. For more information, please refer to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps page or call utilities engineering at (384) 671-8807 for a flood zone determination.

If a neighbor has directed drainage onto your property, you should ask the property owner to correct the situation. However, it's important to recognize the prevailing drainage patterns. If you are directly downhill, then your neighbor may not have many options. The best solution may involve working together to direct drainage in a way that minimizes adverse impacts.

If the property owner refuses to correct a situation causing drainage damage on your property, your next course of action could be a civil suit. If you have damages, the property owner may be held responsible. The city does not regulate grading on single-family residential properties unless the area is in a drainage easement.

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1. What is a stormwater utility fee?
2. How is the stormwater fee calculated?
3. There aren’t any storm drains or canals anywhere near my property. Do I have to pay this fee?
4. How often are storm inlets cleaned?
5. What can I do to help prevent flooding in my area?
6. What can I do to help prevent flooding around my home?