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 Flood Maps are Changing

 

Important changes to Sarasota County’s flood hazard maps are underway. Proposed floodplain boundaries, regulatory flood elevations and vertical datum changes have been received by your Community Officials and published in the Federal Register on Dec. 31, 2014.

 SarcoFlood

 
The Sarasota County High Risk Flood Zone interactive mapping application allows all interested parties to search for County parcels by address and determine if the parcel is intersected by a PRELIMINARY FEMA-designated High Risk Flood Zone.
 
The application results-window also provides links for more flood information and to the Sarasota County Property Appraiser. Does not require Flash Player.
 

 FAQs

 
  
How will I be notified if my flood zone or base flood elevations are changing?
Where can I see a map in person and ask someone questions?
Where can I see a draft map online?
What do I need to know?
Who can help me if the new map appears to be inaccurate?
I need an elevation certificate does the county have one?
​What is a floodplain?
How do I know if my property is in a floodplain and subject to flooding?
What is the 100-year flood?
 
MAPPING MILESTONES

 

December 2014 - Preliminary flood maps released.
 
January - April 2015 - 90-day public comment period. Community submitted Appeals and Comments.
 
October 2015 - FEMA responded to Appeals and comments submitted.
 
November 2015 - Community responded to October 2015 response.

December 2015 - FEMA responded to Community.
2016* - FEMA will issue a Letter of Final Determination (LFD) to community with a mandatory six (6) month compliance date.
2016* - Six months compliance date and ends and FEMA Digital Maps are adopted and effective.
 
* Dates subject to change pending completion of review process.
 

 Contact Us

 
Call the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 and ask for Flood Map updates.
 
Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on holidays OR citizens may email floodmapupdate@scgov.net .
 
 

 Flood Map Documents

 
  
  
Appeal and Comment Fact Sheet.pdfAppeal and Comment Fact Sheet
Building Professionals.pdfBuilding Professionals
Effects of Map Changes-Sarasota.pdfEffects of Map Changes-Sarasota
Electronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA).pdfElectronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA)
Filing a Written Comment.pdfFiling a Written Comment
Filing an Appeal Petition.pdfFiling an Appeal Petition
Flood Insurance Grandfather Rule.pdfFlood Insurance Grandfather Rule
Flood Insurance Premium Comparisons.pdfFlood Insurance Premium Comparisons
Sarasota County Flood Zone Workshops.pdfSarasota County Flood Zone Workshops
Sarasota Flood Map Schedule.pdfSarasota Flood Map Schedule
Sarasota Stakeholder Workshop Presentation 01-09-15.pdfSarasota Stakeholder Workshop Presentation 01-09-15
Sarasota Written Appeal Form.pdfSarasota Written Appeal Form
Sarasota Written Comment Form.pdfSarasota Written Comment Form
Steps to Find Your Property.pdfSteps to Find Your Property
Vertical Datums.pdfVertical Datums
What Insurance Professionals Should Know.pdfWhat Insurance Professionals Should Know
What Lenders Should Know.pdfWhat Lenders Should Know
What Property Owners Should Know.pdfWhat Property Owners Should Know
What Real Estate Proffesionals Should Know.pdfWhat Real Estate Proffesionals Should Know
 

 For More Information

 
  
Community Rating System (CRS)
FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) - Contact a Map Specialist
FEMA: Flood Mitigation Grant Fact Sheet
Floodsmart
Sarasota County Automated Rain Monitoring Sensors (ARMS)
Southwest Florida Water Management District

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