Service Area: Unincorporated Pinellas County
Pinellas County Municode Sec. 154-51
Drainage Requirements: General - A complete drainage system shall be provided. All areas within the proposed development, including lots, streets and other areas, must be adequately drained. In addition, where drainage runoff from outside the development passes over or through the areas of the development, such runoff shall be included in the drainage system design. The system shall be designed for long life and shall be suitable for low cost maintenance by normal maintenance methods.
- Drainage of stormwater from property
Stormwater Runoff is rainfall that does not seep into the ground, but runs off over our yards, streets, parking lots and buildings. The stormwater runoff then enters our storm sewer system which flows directly into creeks, lakes, Tampa Bay, or the Gulf of Mexico.Customer Service
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- Article II - Drainage Requirements
- Article III - Management and Storage of Surface Waters
- Sec. 166-1 - Water preservation in new developments
- Irrigation means water used for the purpose of maintaining landscaped material such as grass, trees, shrubs and other flora.
- New development means any change to the existing state of land development on any given parcel.
- Report a Drainage/Flooding Issue - Report and issue with yard drainage, unauthorized fill, other construction activity, or any other general drainage concerns and other miscellaneous concerns.
Roads: Sec. 154 - Article III
- Right of Way Utilization Permit - Sec. 154 - 108 - A permit is required for all construction within the public right of way. (that which is used for a street, road, drainage or other public purpose).
- Special Event Information and Application - Application required for permit to have any special event, such as a parade, which will need special considerations, such as security, street closures, traffic control, etc.
Chapter 158 - 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, mitigation, 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.
- FEMA Floodproofing Certificate - Used for floodproofing design
- To be filled out by an appropriate contractor and given to Development Review Services.