Flood Maps

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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. 


Sarasota County High-Risk Flood Zones

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.


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.