In 1971, City of Key West became a part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Established by Congress and managed by FEMA, the NFIP aims to mitigate flood losses by facilitating flood insurance and regulating floodplain development to minimize damages. The City's involvement in the NFIP is optional and dependent on complying with the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and implementing a floodplain management ordinance that meets or surpasses the NFIP's minimum standards.
The Building Department has collaborated with Forerunner Industries to offer property owners an interactive flood map that combines officially adopted and preliminary flood maps. This map includes property value assessments, relevant floodplain documents like elevation certificates, and comprehensive substantial improvement and damage tracking. To access this valuable resource, please click on the image provided.
This site is only applicable to those buildings within the corporate limits of the City of Key West, Florida. Several areas outside the city limits receive their mail from the Key West Post Office. They may have a "Key West" mailing address but aren’t actually located in the City, such as: