Building in the Floodplain


Robinson Preserve "Treehouse" in the process of restoration.

The following links are publications, technical bulletins on construction within the floodplain, and the Manatee County Floodplain Ordinance 13-39. Know the regulations before beginning construction. If you have additional questions, please contact the Floodplain Division at (941) 742-5871 or by email.

FEMA P-55 Coastal Construction Manual
FEMA Technical Bulletins
TB 1 Opening is Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures
TB 2 Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirement
TB 3, Non-Residential Floodproofing – Requirements and Certification
TB 4 Elevator Installation
TB 5 Free-of-Obstruction Requirements
TB 6 Below-Grade Parking Requirements
TB 7 Wet Floodproofing Requirements
TB 8 Corrosion Protection of Metal Connectors in Coastal Areas
TB 9 Design and Construction Guidance for Breakaway Walls Below Elevated Coastal Buildings
TB 10 Ensuring That Structures Built on Fill In Or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas Are Reasonably Safe From Flooding
TB 11 Crawlspace Construction for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas
FEMA-54 Elevated Residential Structures
FEMA P-259 Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Flood prone Residential Structures
FEMA P-936 Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings
FEMA P-993 Variances and the National Flood Insurance Program
FEMAP-499 Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction
FEMA-257 Mitigation of Flood & Erosion Damage to Residential
FEMA P-85 Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods
FEMA P-550 Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas
Manatee County Floodplain Ordinance 20-22
Manatee County Floodplain Ordinance 21-20
Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations Part 59
Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations Part 60
FEMA Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping, Floodway Analysis and Mapping