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Protection Maps

Radon and Indoor Air Program

The Florida Radon Protection Maps were developed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Codes and Standards

You may examine separately the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (Formerly within the Department of Community Affairs) radon protection maps by county for large buildings and for single family homes and duplexes (residences). These maps describe the areas of the state where added radon resistant measures beyond the current energy efficient building code are needed to prevent indoor radon problems. Currently these standards are voluntary. It would take a majority of the building permit issuing agencies in any county to adopt them for the standards to become a require code within that county. Only those counties that have areas where added radon resistant features are recommended have maps.

These maps say nothing about the prevalence of existing radon problems or the odds of an existing building having a radon problem.  The maps represent the radon potential for buildings constructed on native soil with minimal disturbance of the ground.  Radon source potential is defined as the average rate at wich radon would enter a reference house that is modeled on specific soil profiles. However during construction there is a great deal of digging that may unearth higher radium soil.  Fill brought in during construction may also introduce higher radium into a building site.  For specific information about soil types contact the Florida Geological Survey. The only way to know if a building has a radon problem is to test after completion.

The maps linked below are color coded.  Red areas are zones where active radon control is recommended (ARC).  Yellow areas are zones where passive radon control is recommended (PRC).  Finally, green areas are zones where radon control is generally unnecessary (RCU).

 Radon Protection Maps
Radon Control (RC) Recommendations:  ARC = Active 
 PRC = Passive - RCU = Generally Unnecessary
Single Family and Duplexes Large Buildings
COUNTYARCPRCRCU ARCPRCRCU
AlachuaXXX XXX
Baker       
Bay       
Bradford       
BrevardXXX XXX
Broward     XX
Calhoun     XX
CharlotteXXX XXX
Citrus XX  XX
Clay       
Collier       
Columbia     XX
De SotoXX XXX
Dixie     XX
Duval XX  XX
Escambia       
Flagler       
Franklin       
GadsdenXX XXX
Gilchrist XX  XX
Glades       
Gulf     XX
Hamilton     XX
HardeeXXX XXX
Hendry       
Hernando XX  XX
HighlandsXXX XXX
HillsboroughXXX XXX
Holmes     XX
Indian RiverXXX XXX
Jackson XX  XX
Jefferson XX  XX
Lafayette       
Lake       
Lee       
LeonXXX  XX
Levy XX  XX
Liberty     XX
Madison     XX
ManateeXXX XXX
MarionXXX XXX
Martin XX  XX
Miami-Dade     XX
Monroe       
Nassau XX  XX
Okaloosa     XX
Okeechobee       
Orange       
OsceolaX X  XX
Palm Beach     XX
Pasco     XX
Pinellas     XX
PolkXXX XXX
PutnamX X X X
Saint Johns     XX
Saint Lucie     XX
Santa Rosa       
SarasotaXXX XXX
SeminoleX X X X
Sumter XX  XX
Suwannee XX  XX
Taylor     XX
Union XX  XX
Volusia XX  XX
Wakulla       
Walton    X X
Washington       

These maps were developed by the program mapping group as part of the Florida Radon Research Project, and published in 1995, and are currently used by the radon program. The program mapping group consisted of:

Radon Potential Zone Map

The only way to know your radon level is to test your building.  This Florida radon zone map shows areas where it is very likely there will be elevated radon levels.  Zone 1 counties (red) are those with a predicted radon level greater than 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or high risk counties.  Zone 2 counties (orange) are those with a predicted radon level between 2 and 4 pCi/L or medium risk counties.   Zone 3 counties (yellolw) are those with a predicted radon level less than 2 pCi/L or low risk.

For more information on radon resistant construction contact: