Chapter 158 - Flood Plain Management:
To promote the public health, safety and general welfare and to minimize public and private losses due to flood occurrences.
Low-lying areas in Pinellas County that are adjacent to creeks, bayous, lakes, Clearwater Harbor, Boca Ciega Bay, Tampa Bay and the Anclote River are subject to flooding. Tropical storms and other threatening weather may present flood hazards to residents due to high tides, storm surges caused by winds and heavy rainfall.
This means everyone is in a flood zone with a risk designation of high, medium or low, so take steps to protect your property and financial security before disaster strikes. Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Talk to your insurance provider about your policy and consider if you need additional coverage.
- Flood Information - main website which includes all flood information from several county departments. Includes faq's, current conditions, elevation certificates, insurance, floodplain Management, mitiagtion, safety, property protection information, etc.
- Flood Zone Application - Required form for construction permits for buildings in flood zones A or V. More flood zone information.
- To be filled out by an appropriate contractor and given to Development Review Services.
- FEMA Floodproofing Certificate - Used for floodproofing design