Flood info for REALTORS®
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Flood-related information and documentation is available to real estate, lending, and insurance professionals through the both the City of Orlando Office of Permitting Services and the Orange County Public Works Department - Stormwater Management Division.
The City of Orlando Office of Permitting Services, which is located on the first floor of the city hall building, maintains copies of FEMA elevation certificates on all buildings constructed in the floodplain since 1993, plus additional flood zone information.
The documents are provided as part of the City of Orlando’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating Service. The program rewards communities that are doing more than meeting the minimum requirements to help their citizens prevent or reduce flood losses.
The City of Orlando Office of Permitting Services can be reached at 407.246.2271.
The Orange County Public Works Department maintains maps identifying special flood hazard areas (SFHA), and completed elevation certificates for all buildings built or substantially improved within a SFHA.
To determine if a property is located within a SFHA, call 407.836.5612. Please be prepared to provide one of the following: property address, lot number and subdivision name, or the parcel identification number. Unofficial inquiries can be made through orangecounty.fl.net.