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Order Flags and Signs Online Between November 5 and December 15

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 January 4, 2016.
  • Orders received after December 15, 2015 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)

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Last updated: December 18, 2015

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