Floodplain Elevation Certificates

Floodplain elevation certification is a legal document identifying if a property lies within an area designated as a flood zone. Insurance companies use floodplain elevation certificates to determine flood insurance risk. The United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issues Elevation Certificate forms. Required information includes the building location (longitude and latitude) and the elevation in relation to the base flood elevation in the area.  The certificate form also requires pictures of each side of the building.