ELEVATION CERTIFICATE SEARCH
Elevation Certificates are maintained by Community Development for the life of the structure. The City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department began issuing permits as of June 1, 2008. Elevation Certificates submitted as part of the permitting process have been digitally archived and may be accessed through this link. Additionally, elevation certificates for new construction that was permitted through Lee County from the time that Bonita Springs was accepted into the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System on August 16, 2002 through 2008 (and a few from earlier dates) have been located, digitally archived and may be accessed through this link.
Elevation certificates are helpful and utilized in two main ways:
- The Building Department staff uses elevation certificates to ensure that new construction or substantial improvements to properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Areas are compliant with FEMA regulations, the City’s Floodplain Hazard Reduction Ordinance and the Florida Building Code.
- The insurance industry uses elevation certificates to rate your structure for flood insurance, for more information see FEMA’s Elevation Certificate Fact Sheet opens in a new window.
The City’s database of elevation certificates may be searched by strap number (parcel id number from your tax bill) OR by property address (not both). Partial entries are allowed, for example you can enter just the street number or street name and you will receive all items containing that information.
To view/download a complete list of addresses which we have elevation certificates on file for, select the following Public Report (PDF file):
Note, while elevation certificates are uploaded continuously, this report is updated the first week of each month.
If you are unable to locate your elevation certificate through this link and need assistance, please contact the City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department by calling (239) 444-6150 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter STRAP number or street address (not both) partial entry permitted.