Elevation Certificates are required as part of the building permit process for new and substantially improved buildings.
The Elevation Certificate (EC) is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is used to provide base flood elevation of your home, which is necessary to ensure compliance with the community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment or LOMA.
As part of the agreement for making flood insurance available in our community, the NFIP required Cooper City to adopt a floodplain management ordinance that specifies minimum requirements for reducing flood losses. One such requirement is for the community to obtain the elevation of the lowest floor of all new and substantially improved buildings and maintain a record of such information.
Cooper City maintains Elevation Certificates through the Growth Management Department. Please feel free to contact this department at (954) 434-4300, ext. 226 to make a request, or you can make a request on this web site by hitting the "Request for Letter of Map Determination" tab. Copies of Elevation Certificates are free to all residents.
If NO Elevation Certificate is on file, call your insurance agent and request the name of a company they use to provide this survey. There is a fee for this survey, so be sure to ask your agent what the cost is.