FEMA Related Property Inquiries

The City of Marathon encourages inquiries from lenders, real estate representatives, insurance agents, and property owners to request flood information before buying or selling land in the county. All of the City of Marathon is identified as a coastal floodplain and may …

FEMA Regulations

The City of Marathon participates in the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  In compliance with the NFIP, the City has adopted a Floodplain Management Ordinance which regulates construction of buildings within the adopted floodplain (the entirety of the City).  A link …

FEMA Community Inspection Program

The City of Marathon has participated in the FEMA NFIP Community Inspection Pilot Program which “sunseted” in July of 2013.  However, the concept of the Community Inspection Program remains viable as a tool for the real estate market to determine the legality …

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)

FEMA provides paper FIRM maps at varying scales.  They can be difficult to read if they are not “scaled up” to a more viewable scale.  The City utilizes Geographic Information System (GIS) files to visualize the FIRM maps at a better scale.  …

FEMA Species Focus Area Guidance and Maps

On January 11, 2011 the United State District Court, Southern District of Florida approved a settlement (Case No 90-10037-CIV-MOORE) between the National Wildlife Federation, Florida Wildlife Federation, and Defenders of Wildlife (Plaintiffs) VS Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department …

Other Documents and Resources (Resource Links)

The following floodplain management resources are available for use: Floodplain Management Requirements Coastal Construction Manual FEMA Mobile Home Regulations FEMA Technical Bulletins Additional municipalities in the area: Monroe County Villages of Islamorada City of Layton City of Key Colony City of Key …