Welcome to Apalachicola!
Once considered the third largest shipping port on the Gulf Coast, Apalachicola is the county seat of Franklin County. Remnants of its colorful and diverse past remain very visible today through its many historic homes and buildings. There are more than 900 historic homes, buildings and sites in the city's historic district. You can begin learning about this historic port by downloading Apalachicola's Historic Museum and Historic site map and brochure.
Apalachicola's history and maritime culture are matched only by the area's bountiful natural resources and fresh local seafood, including the world-famous Apalachicola Bay oyster! If you're a visitor here, you'll find plenty of restaurants serving fresh local seafood.
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City Adopts Floodplain Management Ordinance
The City of Apalachicola approved federally mandated revisions to its Floodplain Management Ordinance on August 6, 2013. You may download the ordinance by clicking here. The new regulations, along with revised Federal Insurance Rate Maps, are the result of a multi-year endeavor by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess and minimize flood risk statewide and replace current flood maps that are up to 15 years old. The revised FIRM maps, scheduled to become effective Feb. 5, 2014, are available for download by clicking here. Associated FEMA technical bulletins relating to non-residential floodproofing and historic flood guidelines are also available for download.
You may also review a copy of the flood ordinance and revised FIRM map on file in the City's administrative offices at 1 Avenue E between the hours of 8 - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFMD) has launched a flood zone portal which allows you to plug in your address to see both your current flood zone category and the new proposed zone. Click here to access the portal. You can also visit the FEMA website directly and view the current FIRM maps zones by clicking here.