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City of Miami Beach
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.673.7000

Flood Awareness

Understanding flood risk is important for Miami Beach as a coastal barrier island.

  • Flood Insurance

  • Helpful Links

  • Flood Protection

  • Interactive Flood Guide

  • Flood Damage Calculator


See a discrepancy?

Members of the community have opportunities to submit evidence on why they believe their property has been improperly mapped. Consider submitting an appeal, comment, and/or Letter of Map Change (LOMC).

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Need Help?

Make an appointment with the City’s Floodplain Manager. Appointments may be made through the Building Department’s Online Appointment System 

Call the City’s Floodplain Manager at 305.673.7610

For more information on flood risk and flood insurance:

Flood Awareness on Miami Beach

This website and the Flood Awareness Guide were created to be your source to help reduce flood risk in Miami Beach.  They provide knowledge and information for us all to plan and prepare, and act and adapt to reduce flood risk now and for years to come as a coastal community. Learn more about Miami Beach's 2022 Program for Public Information (PPI) and Resiliency Strategy.

The following fact sheets were created to provide focused information about flood risk and ways to reduce that risk.  They share overall knowledge about the National Flood Insurance Program as well as important tips for target audiences like renters and prospective property owners. The fact sheets are currently being updated and will continue to include the most recent flood awareness information.

What is the Program for Public Information?

The Program for Public Information Plan was developed in 2017 to help reduce flood risk and the cost of national flood insurance premiums for residents and businesses. The plan is updated every year to highlight the progress made toward desired outcomes, review project implementation status and propose recommendations for improvement. In 2022, the Committee created a new, five-year Program for Public Information.

The plan and annual report are part of the Community Rating System (CRS) requirements, a voluntary program under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) allowing communities to earn flood insurance discounts.

Miami Beach pursued an aggressive goal to improve its CRS ranking from a Class 6 to a Class 5 and was officially awarded the new score in 2019.  In 2022, the City received formal notice that its Class 5 rating was officially recertified. With this score, the City continues to receive a 25% discount which totals $8.6 million in savings annually. This helps offset increasing federal rates.

Contact & Appointment Info

Office Info

Main Office
1700 Convention Center Drive,
Miami Beach, FL 33139

North Beach Office
962 Normandy Drive,
Miami Beach, FL 33141

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 4 PM

Closed for Lunch:
12 PM - 1 PM

Contact Emails

Inspection-related questions:

Contractor registration-related matters including updating licenses and insurance:

Submitting Elevation Certificates, Floodproofing Certificates, and Onsite Stormwater Drainage Certifications as part of an Electronic Plan Review:

Building violation-related questions:

Building Recertification related questions:

General building questions:


Ana M. Salgueiro, P.E.
Building Official / Director

Mashaer Ismail
Operations Manager

Natasha Diaz
Assistant Director

Narinder Singh
Deputy Director

Building Department
North Beach Office

Leonor Hernandez
Customer Service Manager

Section Chiefs

Mohsen Jarahpour
Chief Building Inspector

Martha McNicholas, P.E.
Acting Chief Mechanical Inspector

Jaime Reyes
Chief Electrical Inspector

James Zeigler
Chief Plumbing Inspector

Lancelot Bacchus
Chief Roofing Inspector

Mohsen Jarahpour
Flood Plain Manager

Ibrahim Alvarez
Chief Building Code Compliance Officer

Appointments to meet with the Building Official/Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Director, or Building Operations Manager:
Call to schedule an appointment at 305.673.7610, extension 26130

Appointments to meet with a Section Chief must be made using our online booking system. 

For additional assistance or if you have questions regarding the permitting process please contact Customer Service at 305.673.7610 and press 0 or, email us at BuildingInfo@miamibeachfl.gov

Home Owners

If you are a homeowner in Miami Beach, please direct all questions to: HomeOwnerBuild@miamibeachfl.gov