How do I obtain an Elevation Certificate?

Land surveyors licensed by the State of Florida are the only professionals in this state eligi8ble to complete an Elevation Certificate (EC). Note: While the blank form and accompanying instructions indicate other professionals may complete ECs, that’s not accurate within Florida.

Tip: In the Florida Keys, it’s preferable to hire local land surveyors.  Mainland surveyors are reluctant to make the long trip back down to Key West to capture a measurement missed during the initial survey. An inaccurate EC can significantly delay permitting.

The City maintains a list of local Land Surveyors.

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1. Does the City have an Elevation Certificate for my building?
2. How do I obtain an Elevation Certificate?
3. Do Elevation Certificates expire?
4. There are multiple buildings on my lot, do I need an Elevation Certificate for each building?
5. My Elevation Certificate lists a different owner, do I need to get that changed?
6. When new flood maps become effective, will I need to get a new certificate?