Elevation Certificates

When a structure is built in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), an official record is required to show how high the building and/or substantial improvements were elevated. This record is known as an Elevation Certificate. Elevation certificates are official federal forms used to rate flood insurance policies and ensure that structures are built to reduce flood damage.

The City of North Myrtle Beach Building Division of the Planning and Development Department maintains copies of all Elevation Certificates received for structures located within our municipal boundaries. If you cannot find an elevation certificate for your property in the library linked below, our office likely does not have one. If you need to obtain a new elevation certificate for your property, please contact a licensed surveyor. If you have any questions, please contact the building department at (843)280-5560

Online Elevation Certificate Library

All City of North Myrtle Beach elevation certificates (in PDF file format) are available for online access at this link: Public Elevation Certificates.

  1. After clicking on the above link, choose the "Elevation Certificates" link from the Laserfiche directory page. (This link is shown circled in red on the below image.)Laserfiche Elevation Certificate Link
  2. Elevation certificates are organized alphabetically by street name, so choose the folder that corresponds to the Street Name for which you are searching.
  3.  Within the folder, files are titled, "Street-Name Street-Number", so by scrolling through the list, you can navigate to your desired address.
  4. Clicking on the address will open the viewer, so you can see all the pages of your elevation certificate.
  5. To save this document to your computer, click on the printer icon at the top of the screen (see below picture), choose the pages you wish to print, and click the button, "Download & Print." Print Button
  6. The PDF will then be generated in a new window which you can save to your computer like any other PDF file.