Flood Maps

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FEMA has issued new preliminary flood maps affecting Sarasota County property owners

New flood insurance rate maps, or FIRMs, could impact your insurance requirements and premiums. Flood risk changes over time due to construction, growth, environmental impacts, floodplains widening or shifting and changes to local watersheds.

Sarasota County has compiled resources to help you determine whether your property or business has been affected by the new FIRMs and how you can find more information. 

Please note: These changes do not affect hurricane evacuation levels, which may be viewed here.

You can attend one of several open houses where FEMA and local officials will answer questions about the proposed changes.

Visit the interactive map here to see if your property may be impacted. 

What is a Flood Insurance Rate Map and a Special Flood Hazard Area?
Why are the county's flood maps changing, and how can I view the changes?
Flood hazard zones and what they mean
What if the preliminary map shows a property change?
Elevation requirements for new construction and substantial improvements
What if I disagree with the new maps?

Important documents about flood map revisions