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Flood Elevation Certificates

A flood elevation certificate will measure your property location relative to the community base flood elevation. Partner's professional surveyors and engineers will generate an accurate flood elevation certificate necessary to obtain flood insurance at a premium that reflects your risk.

Flood Elevation Certificates

Partner is an expert in FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Elevation Certificates. A FEMA elevation certificates (EC) is an administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances. It is required by most insurance agents to determine the proper insurance premium rate that reflects your risk.

Why request a FEMA Elevation Certificate?

A flood elevation certificate helps clients to determine the precise location of their property in relationship to the base flood elevation. If your property is located within a flood hazard zone as determined by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) you may be required to complete a flood elevation certificate in order to purchase flood insurance, as a part of the sale of the property or as a part of a new construction or remodeling process for a building.

An elevation certificate measures and records the elevations around a property and compares them to the floodplain elevations determined by FEMA. This process allows owners to demonstrate compliance with flood plain management ordinances, and helps an insurance estimator or public officials determine the actual flood risk to a property.

Partner’s Flood Elevation Services include:

  • Elevation Certificate
  • LOMA (Letter of Map Amendment)
  • LOMR (Letter of Map Revision)
  • Subsidence

Who can prepare an Elevation Certificate?

Elevation Certificates must be prepared and certified by a Licensed Land Surveyor, Registered Professional Engineer, or architect who is authorized by Commonwealth, State, or local law to certify elevation information. Elevations must be certified by a Registered Professional Engineer or Licensed Land Surveyor if the Elevation Certificate is intended to support an application for a Letter of Map Amendment or a Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill. Partner’s certified staff can complete all of the above.