The City of Margate participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  To qualify for flood insurance your insurance company may request a flood elevation certificate to determine if your dwelling is above or below the Base Flood Elevation established by FEMA.

The City of Margate does not prepare elevation certificates. Elevation certificates are prepared by locally licensed surveyors and submitted to the Margate Building Dpt. as a requirement of the building permit process. Once submitted, Margate keeps a copy of the certificate on file (see below for information on searching for an elevation certificate). You will need to contact a locally licensed surveyor if we do not have one on file and you need a certificate prepared.

The Flood Elevation Certificate is an important tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is used to certify building elevations if the building is located in a Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form in order to: Determine the proper flood insurance premium rate for the building and Support a request of a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F).

To find out what your property's Base Flood Elevation is, follow the link below to visit FEMA's What is My BFE page:

What is MY BFE? (Base Flood Elevation)

To search for an Elevation Certificate on the City of Margate's website, click on the Elevation Certificate logo below:


To Search for an Elevation Certificate using the City of Margate's GIS Maps and Apps: 

To find an Elevation Certificate through the City of Margate's GIS Maps and Apps webpage, click here and scroll to Find Address or click on the ArcGIS Logo below: 


Click Here for Instructions on using the GIS Maps and Apps

If you are unable to find an Elevation Certificate for your property in Margate, submit a records request form (OPRA)​ to the Margate Building Department.

Follow this link to View an Elevation Certificate Form and Instructions

If you have any questions, please contact our Construction Official, Jim Galantino, CFM.