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.
Know Your Property Flood Zone and Build Smart:
Please refer to these webpage links for information flood related on building requirements, flood zone and map links, and safety:
- Community Rating System
- Building Requirements
- FEMA Flood Zone Maps
- County Flood Map Interactive Application
- Additional Documents & Resources
NEW: Mobile Homes/Manufactured Units
- Mobile Home and Manufacture Unit Replacement Information Opens a New Window.
- Checklist Form to Determine Mobile Home and Manufacture Unit Replacement Information Opens a New Window.
- Building Permit Requirements for Mobile Home and Manufacture Units Opens a New Window.
Protect Your Property and Yourself
Please refer to these webpage links for information on how to insure and protect your property, as well as be aware of flood warnings from Monroe County Emergency Management:
- Insure Your Property
- Build Responsibly/Protect Your Property
- Flood Warning System
- Protect Our Environment: Species Focus Area Permit Referral Process
Coastal Hazards and Coastal Mapping
- “Coastal Hazards and Coastal Mapping: A Visual Guide,” is now available on fema.gov. Click on the link or go to: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/172026
- An Introduction to FEMA Coastal Floodplain Mapping
Attend the Multi Jurisdiction Meeting on the Community Rating System Program for Public Information.
Click here for meetings, agendas, and information.
For More Information:
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.
Building Department Floodplain Coordinators: