When the Flood Insurance Rate Maps show that your structure lies in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), an Elevation Certificate can tell to what elevation your structure was built in relation to the required elevation for that SFHA.
Elevation Certificates are required for all new construction and substantial improvements to a structure. An Elevation Certificate is an important document for a property owner to have. The Elevation Certificate is used for determining accurate flood insurance premiums and determining compliance with elevation requirements.
If an Elevation Certificate shows that your structure is lower than the required elevation for the SFHA, the structure will be subject to the so-called “50% Rule”. This rule means that if your structure is in a SFHA and is damaged and/or improved to an amount greater than 50% of its market value, over a one-year period, it will have to be raised to meet the current elevation requirements. Structures that are below the required elevation were most likely built prior to the adoption of FIRMs or were subjected to a FIRM change.
The City of Port Richey collects the Federal Emergency Management Agency Elevation Certificate from builders/developers as a requirement of their building permit.
How to obtain an Elevation Certificate…
If the structure was issued a building permit after November 18, 1981 and your street was determined to be within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), you may call the Building Department at 727-816-1900 ext. 155. It can be checked to see if there is an Elevation Certificate on file with the City of Port Richey.
If the structure was issued a building permit prior to November 18, 1981, and was determined at the time of construction to not be located within a SFHA, or has never been substantially improved or experienced substantial damage, you will need to contact a surveyor to obtain an Elevation Certificate.
The streets below are within the Port Richey City Limits:
|Able Drive||Davis Street||Pier Road|
|Alto Avenue||December Drive||Pine Hill Road
|Anchorage Cove||Deedra Circle||Queener Avenue|
|Apple Six Drive||Dowell Court||Quist Drive|
|Aquila Street||Dream Drive||Rees Street|
|Argon Court||Easy Drive||Regis Avenue|
|Bay Boulevard||Ebbtide Lane||Ridge Road|
|Baylea Avenue||Fischer Drive||River Gulf Drive|
|Bay Park Boulevard||Flaxen Drive||Sailwinds Pass|
|Bayview Street||Formel Avenue||Seapoint Court|
|Behms Court||Getts Drive||Sherwin Drive|
|Bench Drive||Grand Boulevard||Shipman Lane|
|Berlin Drive||Green Street||Shoreview Court|
|Best Drive||Harbor Pointe Drive||Siesta Lane|
|Betty Street||Hardy Street||Solie Court|
|Blue Point Drive||Hayward Lane||Springer Drive|
|Brent Street||Hiram Drive||Squib Drive|
|Bridge Street||Island Drive||Sun Glo Avenue|
|Brighton Drive||James Clark||Ravenna Drive|
|Broadway Avenue||Koons Road||Richey Drive|
|Calhoune Street||Lantern Court||Sunset Boulevard|
|Candida Lane||Leo Kidd||Tabor Lane|
|Candlelight Court||Limestone Drive||Tindell Court|
|Caney Court||Limit Drive||Trails End Court|
|Carolyn Drive||Lorenzen Road||Treadway Drive|
|Carpenter Street||Mallett Drive||Tropical Woods Court|
|Castillian Way||Manatee Point Drive||Wall Street|
|Channel Drive||Marabella Drive||Washington Street|
|Chapel Drive||Marina Palms Drive||Waterside Drive|
|Chasco Street||Mercado Drive||Weber Lane|
|Cheers Drive||Miles Boulevard||Wells Court|
|Clark Moody Boulevard||Miller Bayou Drive||Wilkins Street|
|Clover Driver||Milo Lane||Wilmar Court|
|Cloyd Lane||Navigator Court||7500-7900 US Hwy 19|
|Copper Lane||November Drive|
|Cormel Avenue||Oelsner Street|
|Cotee Street||Old Post Road|
|Cottage Court||Old Ridge Road|
|Damen Lane||Papaya Street|
|Dasher Court||Pasco Way|
Please view the links below to access additional information regarding Elevation Certificates