Flood Zone Mapping

Additional information on local flood problems, depths of flooding, historical flooding events and areas that should be protected because of their natural floodplain functions are available upon request by contacting the Public Works Department at 305-895-9878 or the Community Planning and Development Department at 305-893-6511.

Flood Zone Designations

  • Zone A is the flood insurance rate zone determined by approximateFlood Zone Map 2017 (PDF) Opens in new window methods, as no Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are available for these areas. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
  • Zone AE is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds with flood depths greater than 3 feet. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.
  • Zone AH is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to areas of shallow flooding with average depths between 1 and 3 feet. Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply
  • Zone VE is the flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to coastal areas that have additional hazards associated with storm waves. Mandatory flood insurance requirements apply.
  • Zone X and Zone X-500 are flood insurance rate zones that are outside the flood plain or with average flood depths of less than 1 foot. Flood insurance purchase is not mandatory. Flood insurance purchase is not mandatory.