Flood Zones, FEMA, and the Barrier Island

Flood Zone Determinations

The City of Hollywood has received a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Classification of 6. This classification allows Hollywood NFIP policy holders to receive a 20 percent discount on their premiums. 

Standard homeowner insurance policies do not cover losses due to flooding. Homeowners can purchase separate flood coverage for both structure and contents and renters can purchase content coverage.  There is often a 30-day waiting period before the policy becomes effective. Information on specific policy coverage and costs should be obtained from a licensed insurance agent. 

The portions of Hollywood that lie within a floodplain can be found on this floodplain map.

If you need assistance in determining if you are located within a floodplain, please call Engineering and Construction Services at 954.921.3930. Please leave your name, phone number, and the address concerned. A representative will return your call with floodplain information for that location.

Additional documents about flooding and other subjects can be found at the Federal Emergency Management Administration's (FEMA) website.

The Coastal Barrier Resources System

Coastal Barriers are islands, sandbars, or other strips of land (including coastal mainland), that help protect the coast from wave wash, erosion, and other coastal storm impacts while also providing diverse aquatic habitats. 

Congress recognized the vulnerability of coastal barriers to development by passing the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) in 1982 and the Coastal Barrier Improvement Act (CBIA) in 1990.  The purpose of these Acts is to minimize loss of human life, wasteful expenditure of Federal revenues, and damage to fish, wildlife, and other natural resources. The CBRA and CBIA do not prohibit development but do restrict Federal expenditures and put limitations on availability of Federal flood insurance in these areas.  There are two CBRA zones within the City of Hollywood.  To determine whether a parcel or land area is within a CBRA zone please consult the CBRS Mapper

If you need assistance in determining whether or not you are located within a CBRA in the City of Hollywood, please call 954.921.3939. There is no cost for this service for properties within City limits.