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Elevation Certificates


The elevation certificate is a form created by FEMA for the purpose of determining if a structure on a given property is compliant with flood hazard area building code or for determining if it is within a SFHA or Special Flood Hazard Area. It is a form that is filled out by a surveyor that certifies the elevations of the structure and the elevations of the land adjacent to a structure.

This is then used a few different ways.

The most common reasons are:

  • To fulfill an insurance broker’s request for one.
  • Used to support a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision (LOMR).
  • Another reason is because a Bank may require it for some mortgages