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Elevation Certificate Copies Available

Published on: Mar 14, 2012

Copies of Elevation Certificates on file are made free of cost by contacting Osceola County Community Development at (407) 742-0200 or by emailing flood@osceola.org.

What is an Elevation Certificate and why would I need one?

An Elevation Certificate is used to provide elevation information which is necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, and to determine the proper insurance premium rate.

Why would the County have an Elevation Certificate on file for my home?

If your home was built after 1994 and was within a floodplain during the construction of the home, the County would have required the builder to submit an Elevation Certificate.

My home was built after 1994 and there is no Elevation Certificate on file, why is this?

This could be because one of two reasons:

  1. If when the home was constructed and the property was not in a floodplain the County would not have required an Elevation Certificate be submitted. The flood maps may have since changed and an Elevation Certificate maybe requested to determine the proper insurance premium rate if the property is now mapped in a floodplain.
  2. The property is not within a floodplain and an elevation certificate would not be required or requested to determine the proper insurance premium rate. The property could possibly qualify for a Preferred Risk Policy for low flood risk homes. This policy premium could be as low as $129 annually.

The County does not have an Elevation Certificate on file, how do I obtain one?

If the County does not have an Elevation Certificates on file and one is being requested you can obtain one by contacting a surveyor. The Elevation Certificate must be signed and sealed by a licensed surveyor.