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Flood Insurance discount available to residents of the City of Sarasota

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Property owners in the City of Sarasota’s jurisdiction can receive up to a 25% discount on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance.

The City of Sarasota is participating in the Community Rating System (CRS) sponsored by the NFIP. Communities earn points for floodplain management and educating property owners on how to reduce or avoid flood damage. The program is voluntary, and the points earned translate into flood insurance discounts.

This discount is available to residents regardless of if your property is in a high-risk flood zone. Renters can also purchase flood insurance for their belongings even if the property owner does not carry flood insurance on the building.

All property owners and renters should contact their local insurance agents for information on flood insurance.

Read Mayor Kyle Scott Battie's open letter to residents about the importance of flood insurance and visit for more information.

Learn More about protecting your property from flood.