To determine in which flood zone your building resides, you can enter your full property address, and Fort Myers Beach, into the FEMA flood map service center at the link below:
Important: You need to include a comma and the town name in the search bar (e.g. 2525 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach).
After entering in your address, an overhead map will appear with your property labeled with a red teardrop icon. Your flood zone will be displayed close to your building within the same zone on the map. This example shows that the building is entirely within flood zone AE11. The base flood elevation (BFE) of the building in this example is 11 feet. The Florida Building Code requires the lowest floor of buildings to be raised to an elevation of at least BFE + 1 foot of additional height, known as freeboard (BFE + 1’). Therefore, the required elevation for new construction, or a substantially improved or substantially damaged building, located entirely within the AE11 flood zone is 12 feet.