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 Important Dates

  • Initial Flood Map - 1971
  • First update - 1992
  • Second update - 2016
  • Coastal update - planned 
    preliminary 2018, effective 2020
  • Phillippi Creek, Little  Sarasota Bay - planned 
    preliminary 2018, effective 2020
  • Lemon Bay, Dona Bay - planned
    preliminary 2019,  effective 2021

Local flood zone and base flood elevation information that is not yet captured on the FEMA map products is available by making a flood zone determination request from the Building Department Floodplain Specialist at 861-5000. 



Where can I see a map in person and ask someone questions?
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?

 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
The Sarasota County High Risk Flood Zone interactive map allows all interested parties to search for County parcels by address and determine if the parcel is intersected by a FEMA-designated High Risk Flood Zone and the local Community Flood Hazard Area.
The map does not require Flash Player.

 Need Help?

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.
Attend a monthly flood zone workshop at a library near you.

 Flood Map Documents

Electronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA).pdfElectronic Letter of Map Amendment (eLOMA)
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

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