Elevation Certificates


Elevation Certificates (E.C.) are required before a Certificate of Occupancy can be issued for all new or renovated buildings in Fort Lauderdale. The certificate documents the base-flood elevation of buildings and is available to the public to facilitate accurate insurance ratings.

To find out if an E.C. is available for your property, contact the Department of Sustainable Development at 954-828-6520. You can obtain a copy of your E.C. by sending a written request to:

Sustainable Development Center
Attn: Richard Benton
700 N.W. 19th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311

Residents can also file a request in person at the Property Records desk at the address above between 8:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m, Monday - Friday.  

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