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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.


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.


December 2014* — Preliminary flood maps released
January-February 2015* — Start of 90-day public comment period (for filing of appeals and protests)
May 2015* — FEMA , federal review begins when 90-day public comment/appeal period ends
Early 2016* — New flood maps take effect; new flood insurance requirements also take effect
* Date subject to change pending completion of review process.


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?
What are the current premium rates for flood insurance (NFIP)?
Who do I contact for technical flood map information?

 Flood Map Documents

2015 Flood Map Updates Open House Schedule.pdf2015 Flood Map Updates Open House Schedule
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 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
Sarasota County Automated Rain Monitoring Sensors (ARMS)
Southwest Florida Water Management District

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