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Flood Information

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Flood Information

You are invited to participate in updating the City of Sarasota 2020-2025 Floodplain Management Plan (FMP). The Floodplain Management Plan Committee has created a 14 question survey to understand how we can reduce flooding in our community. This important survey gives you, the residents an opportunity to tell us what areas need improvements and your concerns on flooding. Please complete the survey by July 1, 2020.

The survey link is

Any questions can be directed to

There is also a QR code to scan that will take you to the survey.

Thank you in advance for your help.

QR Code for Survey5-22-20 

The City of Sarasota

The City of Sarasota offers flood information by request. Some of the many services offered are, but not limited to:

Flood zones, elevation requirements, building requirements in a special flood hazard area (flood zone), flood depths, substantial improvement/damage requirements and can make site visits to advise on protection measures for both new and existing building. Contact the Flood Zone information line at 941-263-6354 or email

The Community Rating System (CRS)

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers reasonable priced flood insurance in communities that participate in the Community Rating System (CRS) by complying with minimum standards for floodplain management. The City of Sarasota became a participating CRS community in 1990. Flood insurance in the City of Sarasota is available to all owners of insurable property. Owners and renters may insure their personal property against flood loss, as well. Condominiums are also eligible for flood insurance protection. Because of the City’s participation in the CRS program, flood insurance is available with up to a 20% discount through any licensed property insurance agent or broker.

 Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)

The City of Sarasota is vulnerable to a natural hazards including the effect of flood and wind damage caused by hurricanes, tropical storms, winter storms, tornados, and wildfires. With a sizable amount of the City’s land in a floodplain, an aging population, and history of natural hazard damages, it is clear that a focus on hazard mitigation will likely go a long way to benefiting the overall well-being of the City’s residents. The City of Sarasota is a member of the Sarasota County Unified Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group that has been formed in accordance with the requirements of the 2000 Disaster Management Act and will provide the City and its citizens a better understanding of the natural hazards the City faces. The plan is available in the “Publication Library”.