Sarasota County to host workshops on flood zones

Sessions designed to provide information about risks, regulations and insurance requirements

A map created through the county’s flood zone system shows the location of the Sarasota County Administration Center at 1660 Ringling Boulevard (south of Ringling Boulevard and west of Pine Place) is in the vicinity of areas that have a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year. Image courtesy Sarasota County

Throughout this year, Sarasota County staff will host a series of flood zone workshops at county libraries, the county has announced.

The sessions are intended to educate residents, lenders, and insurance and real estate agents about flood risks, zones, maps, regulations and mandatory requirements for the purchase of insurance, a news release explains. Attendees also will learn why flood zone maps are continuously updated, the release notes.

All workshops will be from 10:15 a.m. to noon, and no registration will be required. Upcoming dates and locations follow:

  • Feb. 14 at Selby Library, located at 1331 First St. in Sarasota.
  • Feb. 22 at Fruitville Library, located at 100 Coburn Road in Sarasota.
  • March 2 at Elsie Quirk Library, located at 100 Dearborn St. in Englewood.
  • March 14 at Jacaranda Library, located at 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd. in Venice.

To see the full list of 2017 workshops or for more information, visit or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 861-5000.