Buying Real Estate in Florida Keys

As you may be aware, the environment that makes The Keys so attractive to thousands of people is a fragile ecosystem that requires considerable attention to protect its health and beauty. This fact has created a requirement for close management of all activities that have or might have negative impact on the environment now or in the foreseeable future. The result is a number of "unique to The Keys" regulations and procedures concerning property ownership.  Your Coldwell Banker Sales Associate will provide you with extensive information concerning the following items for your understanding of what is involved when purchasing property in The Keys:

  • Flood Insurance
  • Coastal Barrier Resources
  • System Act (CBRS)
  • Land Use in un-incorporated Monroe County`, the cities and villages
  • Monroe County Year 2010 Comprehensive Plan
  • Non-Conforming Structures
  • Radon Gas
  • Energy Efficiency Rating
  • Concrete Spalling
  • State Mandate to Install Central Sewer Systems  for un-incorporated Monroe County, the cities and villages
  • Lead Base Paint

Contact numbers for information:

  • Monroe County Growth Management Division, 305-289-2500
  • Key Colony Beach Building & Zoning, 305-289-0247
  • City of Key West, 305-295-1000
  • City of Layton, 305-664-4667
  • City of Islamorada 305-664-2345
  • City of Marathon, 305-743-0033