Building Height Restrictions on Anna Maria Island

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Building Height Restrictions on Anna Maria Island -  How high can I build up on Anna Maria Island?  This question has come up several times lately, so it was time for a post about it.    Anna Maria Island is a 7 mile long barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico just north of Sarasota, Florida.   Within our little island, there are 3 city governments.  The cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach all have different building height restrictions and codes.  There are a lot of older homes on Anna Maria Island.  Home buyers want to know if they can rebuild or renovate and add building height.

Height Restrictions on Anna Maria Island

On Anna Maria Island there are 3 different building height restrictions.

Building Height Restrictions by City

Anna Maria is located at the north end of Anna Maria Island.  The building height restriction is 37 feet.

Holmes Beach is in the middle of the Anna Maria Island.  The building height restriction is 36 feet.

Bradenton Beach is at the south end of Anna Maria Island and has a building height restriction of 29 feet.

Each city has restrictions on how much you can build on to an existing structure.  There are some great home builders on Anna Maria Island who know the ins and outs with each building department on the island.  Feel free to ask us if you need a recommendation.

This information about building height restrictions is from  as of the date of this posting and can change.    The only high-rise buildings on Anna Maria Island are Martinique North and Martinique South.  These beach front condos were  constructed in 1973 and are grandfathered in.  Other than those 2 buildings you won’t find high-rise buildings on Anna Maria Island.  That is part of the charm of this old Florida island.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home on Anna Maria Island, contact Jen and Mark Bowman, Keller Williams on the Water at 941-840-0117.

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Anna Maria Island Realtor, Jen Bowman is a Broker licensed with Keller Williams on the Water in Florida. She has been featured on HGTV's My First Place, HGTV's Buying and Selling 20 Best Kept Secrets and acted as a consultant for HGTV's Property Virgins.  

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Jen is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and a member of Keller Williams Realty Luxury Home Division, catering to luxury home buyers and sellers

Jen also serves as an eEdge Technology Ambassador and Trainer for Keller Williams International.  

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