Your insurance agent may ask you for an elevation certificate. This certificate verifies the elevation of the lowest floor of your house relative to the ground. It is especially important if your house/building is in a high-risk flood area. A licensed land surveyor must visit the property and have access to both the interior and exterior of the home. The surveyors figures are based off a local bench mark and base flood elevations for the particular area.
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The elevation certificate is an important administrative tool for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and an important risk management tool for property owners with buildings currently classified within FEMA designated Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA). It provides information on elevation, building type, flood map location, and additional information used to determine the proper flood insurance premium rates. It is also used to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances. An elevation certificate measures the difference in elevation between your home and the base flood elevation of your area.