There are different ways to protect your property from flood such as retrofitting with storm shutters, elevating utilities (permits required) and grants to elevate repetitive loss buildings. Find out more at our Protect Your Property From Flooding
Building in a Floodplain
Sarasota County requires permits for any development in or outside of a Floodplain. Contact Planning & Development for more information on permitting. For more information, go to our Build Responsibly
Natural Functioning Floodplains
Protection From The Flood
During an actual emergency or threatening weather, follow the instructions of the Emergency Services Chief. In case of a flood, county resources are directed toward evacuating residents as necessary, responding to police, fire, and medical emergencies, maintaining utility services, providing traffic control, pumping flooded streets.