Floodplain Management

All of Monroe County is identified as a coastal floodplain and may be subject to flooding. If you are buying property, Monroe County encourages inquiries from lenders, real estate representatives, insurance agents, and property owners to request flood information before buying or selling land in the county.

New DRAFT FEMA COASTAL FLOOD MAPS for Monroe County:

Review of these drafts is important, as changes to maps may impact development standards and future insurance requirements and costs.  Staff will be reviewing and gathering comments on these maps.  Click HERE for more information.


Know Your Property Flood Zone and Build Smart:

Please refer to these links for flood-related information on building requirements, flood zone, map links, and safety:

Mobile Homes/Manufactured Units

Protect Your Property and Yourself

For information on how to insure and protect your property, as well as be aware of flood warnings from Monroe County Emergency Management.

Coastal Hazards and Coastal Mapping 

Stay Informed

Attend the multi-jurisdiction meeting on the Community Rating System Program for Public Information. Click here for meetings, agendas, and information.

Monroe County Building Department Floodplain Coordinators

Contact the Monroe County floodplain management office staff listed below for the latest information regarding the insurance inspection program, flood elevations, restrictions on development, and the permitting requirements for construction below base flood elevation.

Mary Wingate
305-289-2866

Mallory Jones
305-289-2567

Stephen Meredith
305-292-4490

Chris Edwards
305-453-8729

Karl Bursa
305-453-8759

If you see illegal development in the floodplains, report the issue through the Monroe County Request Tracker.