*preprint*

**Inserted:** 19 feb 2021

**Year:** 2021

**Abstract:**

A natural notion of higher order rectifiability is introduced for subsets of Heisenberg groups $\mathbb{H}^n$ in terms of covering a set almost everywhere by a countable union of $(\mathbf{C}_H^{1,\alpha},\mathbb{H})$-regular surfaces, for some $0 < \alpha \leq 1$. We prove that a sufficient condition for $C^{1,\alpha}$-rectifiability of low-codimensional subsets in Heisenberg groups is the almost everywhere existence of suitable approximate tangent paraboloids.