Floodplain Management

COVID-19 NOTICE:  Monroe County offices are closed to the public until further notice and will be reviewed continually.  All essential services, like solid waste, social services, animal control, and emergency management, will continue to operate. 

For more information on how Building permitting activities are being managed during this time please refer to the main Building and Permitting web-page (click HERE).

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New PRELIMINARY FEMA COASTAL FLOOD MAPS for Monroe County:

Review of these preliminary maps 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

Karl Bursa
305-453-8759

Mallory Jones
305-289-2567

Chris Edwards
305-453-8729


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