Planning is responsible for floodplain management with help from the Building Development Division. The City is a member of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and participates in the Community Rating System (CRS) which makes the community eligible for reduced flood insurance rates. The CRS floodplain management activities enhance public safety, reduce damages to property and public infrastructure, avoid economic disruption and losses, reduce human suffering, and protect the environment.

The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)

The LMS is a multi-jurisdictional 'all-hazards' mitigation plan that serves as a bridge between local governments' comprehensive growth management plans, the County's comprehensive emergency management plan, land development regulations, and relevant ordinances and codes such as those for floodplain management.  For more information, visit

A copy of the latest annual Pinellas Park Progress Report can be found at the Technical Services Building, 6051 78th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL 33781.