The Florida Department of Environmental Protectionís Florida Geological Survey has compiled the following information to provide a single point source for general knowledge about the nature of sinkholes in the state of Florida and additional information about proper protocol should you ever encounter a sinkhole in an urban area.

Facts about sinkholes in Florida:


Questions about sinkholes in urban and suburban environments:

In an effort to assist the state residents are encouraged to report sinkhole information by filling out a subsidence incident report form on the departmentís website and submit the completed copy to the FGS. This website also contains information on sinkholes and how they form.

To access this form go to or contact FGS at 850-488-9380. More information about sinkholes can be found on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's website: