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Aerial views of DeKalb floodplain properties can be obtained from the FEMA Mapping Service website within the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) website. Information on the National Flooding Insurance Program can be found at Floodsmart.gov website. Or, the viewing of a paper copy of the flood maps is possible at the Engineering Division. The Engineering Division will also provide assistance with determining the flood zone and base flood elevation of the floodplain property by the resident, realtor or lender calling 815 748-2070.
Effective September 1, 2017, the City of DeKalb will be implementing a new process for securing overweight/oversize permits. An online-based permitting system via www.oxcartpermits.com will replace the application by fax or email method. Permits forms submitted after August 31, 2017, will not be accepted or approved. Any company wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit for the City of DeKalb, on or after September 1, 2017, must utilize the Oxcart permitting system.