- Development Services
- Flood Zones
- Elevation Certificates
Why is having an Elevation Certificate important?
An Elevation Certificate lists the floor elevations and flood zones for new buildings in the City. This Certificate can assist citizens in getting an accurate quote for flood insurance. It also lets the owner or operator of the structure know the level of risk from flooding that exists for that structure. Finally, the Elevation Certificate shows whether or not a structure is lower than the current required elevation, where the so-called 50% rule applies. This rule states that if a structure is in a flood zone and is damaged or improved to more than 50% of its market value, it must be elevated to the current required height.
What you should know about our Elevation Certificate repository:
The City of Hialeah maintains Elevation Certificates for new construction and substantially improved properties since 1995. If your house or business was built before 1995, it is not likely we will have an Elevation Certificate on file for that structure. You are still invited to call and find out if we may have anything on file for your property.
The City of Hialeah and its employees, council members and Mayor are not held liable for any of the information found in the Elevation Certificate, or any actions taken based on the information provided. The City is simply providing a public service by making the Elevation Certificates available. The City of Hialeah does not vouch for the authenticity of Elevation Certificates; please contact the surveyor who performed the service for any questions on elevations certified and other information provided on this form.
If you do get an Elevation Certificate on your own, please forward a copy to the City. We want to have as complete a list of these important documents as we can, to better serve our residents and businesses! Please call or Email the Floodplain Administrator at the address below, if you have an Elevation Certificate you would like to submit, or for more information.