The files contained in the online system represent a portion of the total records in the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources Division of Environmental Management (RER-DERM). Some older RER-DERM paper records have not yet been converted to electronic format. If you have questions concerning RER-DERM records or would like to submit an formal records request, please contact the RER-DERM Records Management Section at 305-372-6789 or


Elevation Certificates: Since 1995, Miami-Dade County has been collecting Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Elevation Certificates from home builders and developers, as a requirement of their building permit. Elevation certificates are also required for substantially damaged structures and electrical/mechanical equipment such as generators. For more information, call the Flood Zone hotline at 305-372-6466, during office hours (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). If your property was built prior to 1995 and you have never substantially improved or experienced substantial damage to the structure, you may have to hire a professional land surveyor if you need an Elevation Certificate. For a list of licensed surveyors in Miami-Dade County visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) website or call the Flood Zone hotline at 305-372-6466, if you encounter difficulties navigating this website.


The documents in this system are in a number of different file formats, including Portable Document Format (.PDF), Tagged Image File Format (.TIFF), Microsoft WORD (.doc), Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets (.XLS) and Email messages (.msg). In order to view these documents, you will need to have the appropriate programs installed on your computer. Many of the documents will display with the default viewing programs already on your computer. As an option, you may want to install one of the free viewer programs that are available online.



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Documents in the online system are electronic copies of RER-DERM records. The official copies of RER-DERM electronic records and paper records are maintained at 701 NW 1st Court - 3rd Floor, Miami, Florida 33136.


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