Learn about the county's Floodplain Management Planning Committee

Unincorporated Sarasota County voluntarily participates in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) to protect our citizens from flood losses and reduce flood insurance premiums. 

  • As a Category “C” community, with over 10 Repetitive Loss Properties, we are required to develop and maintain a Floodplain Management Plan. 
  • To meet the CRS requirement, the Floodplain Management Planning Committee was created to develop and maintain the Floodplain Management Plan.
  • The Floodplain Management Plan promotes awareness of the floodplain, assesses flooding issues and sets goals to make the community more resistant to flooding.
  • The committee includes county staff, members of the public, incorporated municipalities within Sarasota County and other regional stakeholders.
  • The committee must maintain at least 50 percent stakeholder participation.
  • Meetings are held quarterly.