Flood Protection Information

ALL properties located within bradenton beach are in a special flood hazard area!!

Why Floodplain Man Walking Through a Flooded StreetManagement?

Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for minimizing the damaging effects of flooding.  The Floodplain Manager reviews building permits and development applications for compliance with adopted floodplain management regulations and works to maintain and preserve the natural resources as well as reducing property exposure to the effects of flooding. A Floodplain Development Permit is required for all site development within the City of Bradenton Beach.

Our Mission

The Floodplain Management Program aims to protect human life and health, natural resources,  minimize property damage, promote the practice of wise development in areas subject to flooding, and encourage appropriate construction practices to reduce future damage, providing comprehensive emergency preparedness, prevent future displacement from disasters and reduce potential suffering of its residents by increasing public awareness and implementing the proper programs.  

The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). City of Bradenton Beach property owners enjoy a 20% discount on their Flood Insurance Rates due to the community's participation in the Community Rating System. 

The community’s efforts that address the three goals of the program:

  1. Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program
  3. Foster comprehensive floodplain management

Important flood protection websites 

FLOODSMART Website offers a comprehensive look at the importance of being covered.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Page website link to The National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA Flood Zone Maps

Florida Disaster is a great resource for alerts and storm recovery information.

Manatee County Emergency Management website link to the many resources to prepare for a possible flood or storm, evacuation routes and services, register for Special Needs Services and what to do after the storm and recovery assistance information.

Bradenton Beach works in conjunction with Manatee County's LOCAL FLOOD MITAGATION PLAN .

To receive the latest local alerts sign up for Alert Manatee.

The Association of State Floodplain Managers provides an excellent website to explore ways to Reduce Flood Risk.  

Conserving Natural Resources

Visit our Additional Resources page to find links to other websites that offer information on Flood Information, Emergency preparedness and recovery, preserving our wonderful natural shorelines and habitats for nature and humankind alike.  

Area tides and surf forecast can be monitored here.

Sea level Rise and flood projection map provides a visual aid to project how rising water may effect your property.


Visit the Stormwater page to find information on the Stormwater requirements for current and future land use.  Please contact us if you have a stormwater drainage issue by emailing Public Works.