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Order Flags and Signs Online Between October 1st and November 15th

Each year, the Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) offers flags and signs free of charge to Florida's coastal communities and government agencies to:
  • Promote beach safety
  • Protect the state's fragile coastal environment; and
  • Facilitate public access to the coast's cultural, historical and natural resources.
Rip Currents Sign Beach Warning Flags Sign Beach Access Sign Order Life guard tower displaying a red beach warning flag

What is available?

Who can order*?

  • State governments
  • Local governments
  • Other governmental entities that provide public access to the coast
  • *Grant funding does not permit the FCMP to provide signs or flags to Out-of-State or Non-Governmental entities.

What happens if you order late?

  • All orders are processed on December 1st.
  • Orders received after November 15th will be filled in the next ordering period.

Things to know before you order:

  • All signs and flags must be posted in public access areas within the state of Florida.
  • Your agency is responsible for proper installation, use and maintenance.
  • To determine the number of signs and flags you will need to:
    • Assess your immediate needs
    • Estimate unanticipated needs for the upcoming year due to theft, vandalism or weather damage.
Beach Access sign in Flagler County

Be prepared to identify the physical location where flags and/or signs will be posted!

  • The location of signs and flags is important information used by the FCMP and NOAA to track public access in Florida.
  • All posting locations should be at public access areas.
  • Locations should be identified with a physical description such as:
    • "Dune walkover @ A1A and 95th Street"
    • "Lifeguard Towers 1-5 @ Gulf Beach County on Scenic Highway"
Life guard tower displaying a purple beach warning flag. Yellow beach warning flag displayed on a boardwalk.
For More Information Contact:
The Beach Access and Safety Program
Florida Coastal Management Program

Email: FCMPMail@dep.state.fl.us
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 235
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
850-245-2094 (phone) 850-412-0505 (fax)

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Last updated: September 30, 2013

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