An Elevation Certificate provides elevation information that is needed to show compliance with the floodplain management ordinance. According to FEMA, a community’s permit file must have an official record that shows new buildings and substantial improvements in all identified Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs)are properly elevated. FEMA encourages communities to use the Elevation Certificate developed by FEMA to fulfill this requirement since it also can be used by the property owner to obtain flood insurance. Communities participating in the Community Rating System (CRS) are required to use the FEMA Elevation Certificate.
Kilpatrick Land Surveying will answer any questions you may have and help you navigate through all necessary requirements should you need to make improvements or build within a Special Flood Hazard Area.
Click on the link below for more information as well as excellent resources for natural disaster preparedness.
FEMA – National Flood Insurance Program