FEMA has delineated portions of the City as special flood hazard areas on flood insurance rate maps. Membership in the program allows residents in these special flood hazard areas of the City to obtain federally backed mortgages and disaster assistance in the event of flooding. As part of this program, properties within these areas may be subject to special flood insurance requirements and requires new construction, additions and remodels of existing buildings in designated flood zones to conform to rules that minimize flood damage.
The current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the City of San Leandro was issued on December 21, 2018. These maps may be viewed at FEMA Map by entering a street address and clicking "View."