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Elevation Certificates

Visit the National Flood Insurance Program website for Elevation Certificate and Instructions.

You can use link below to view elevation certificates from the city's records. A flood elevation certificate is an official FEMA approved document that identifies the elevation (height above sea level), the special flood hazard area, and required base flood elevation (BFE) based on the communities Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM's) in effect at the time of certification. The city’s records for elevation certificates are available from 1990 through present for new construction, substantial improvement projects and additions located in a flood hazard area.

Visit the Elevation Certificate Search website

Elevation Certificate Search

To view elevation certificates

  • Visit the site shown above, then choose the Search tab.
  • Check that Document Category: Elevation Certificate is selected
  • Address field: Enter entire address using the following format
Letters and numbers only, no punctuation marks
Street Names: 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 4TH etc. 
Street Types: ST, AVE, PL, DR, RD, BLVD etc. 
Street Direction: N, S, E, W, NE, SE, NW, or SW
EXAMPLE: 123 9TH ST N
  • After entering the address hit enter or search
    Clicking the magnifying glass will allow you to view the certificate. 
  • Click on each tif field under “document pages” to view all pages.
  • To print a copy select “print” and “all pages”.

Downloadable set of instructions for viewing elevation certificates.

Find more flooding information at Public Safety - Flooding

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City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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