Property Sale Disclosure
It is a requirement of the Miami-Dade County Code that any purchase of improved real estate in a Special Flood Hazard or Coastal High Hazard Area (also known as Flood Zones) include a full disclosure to the buyer that the property lies in either of those zones. If the structure is substantially damaged or improved, it may, among other things, be required to be raised to the current required flood elevation.
In any contract for the sale of improved real estate located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, which is in a Special Flood Hazard Area, the seller shall include in the contract or a rider to the contract the following disclosure in not less than ten-point bold face type:
"THIS HOME OR STRUCTURE IS LOCATED IN A SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARD AREA. IF THIS HOME OR STRUCTURE IS BELOW THE APPLICABLE FLOOD ELEVATION LEVEL AND IS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED OR SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED, AS DEFINED IN CHAPTER 11C OF THE METROPOLITAN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CODE, IT MAY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, BE REQUIRED TO BE RAISED TO THE APPLICABLE FLOOD ELEVATION LEVEL."
(Ref: Chapter 11-C of the Code of Miami-Dade County)
- Please use the Flood Zone Disclosure form
If you are a Realtor and you need to request a letter of flood zone determination, call the Flood Zone hotline at 305-372-6466.
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