Floodplain Management & CRS

What is the Community Rating System?
The Community Rating System (CRS) is an incentive program that encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) requirements. Flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS: (1) reduce flood losses; (2) facilitate accurate insurance rating; and (3) promote the awareness of flood insurance.

What is the City of Belleair Beach’s Rating?
The City of Belleair Beach is a class 6 rated community, which provides for a 20% discount on flood insurance premiums.

To view the Community Rating System Progress Report in its entirety, please contact the City Manager via email or by calling 727.595.4646.

More information is also available on our Hurricane page here.

Below you will see FEMA’S Special Flood Hazard Areas

Pinellas County Storm Surge Protector

Pinellas County CRS

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Flood Pamphlet


Other useful websites to help with your questions are:


Federal Emergency Management Community Status Report- PDF

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Flood Plain Management 2017

FEMA Mitigation Information

Flood Brochure

Pinellas County Surviving the Storm


June – Hurricane edition 2017

Flood Facts 2017

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) NW

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) SW

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) WC

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) EC

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) NE

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) SE