Floodproofing is one way to minimize property loss due to floods. Floodproofing may involve building walls or levees, elevating or moving structures, or sealing the structure.
Reduce or avoid flood losses by building above the Base Flood Elevation.
Pinellas County enforces specific building regulations to protect people and buildings from flooding while maintaining natural floodplain functions.
Building new construction above the Base Flood Elevation is cost effective and Pinellas County requires that new or substantially improved buildings be built at least 1 foot above the base flood elevation. Building above that may discount your flood insurance premiums even more.
Call Pinellas County's Flood Information Services at (727) 464-7700 to find out what the Base Flood and Design Flood Elevations are BEFORE you develop your plans.
You may also request a Site Plan Pre-Application Meeting to learn more about the required development standards for the property.