What is an Elevation Certificate?- Property in Flood Plain.
Your home is one of your most valuable assets. Many properties are located in flood prone areas, near a stream, river, lake, etc. It is important to protect your property with the appropriate flood insurance. Flood insurance is also required by your mortgage company.
What is an Elevation Certificate?
An Elevation Certificate is a tool that will determine the elevation of a building in relation with the local flood levels. It is an important tool to help determine the appropriate flood insurance coverage for the property. An Elevation Certificate could also determine if you are paying too much.
Below is a link for FEMA.GOV, it is a fact sheet that provides valuable information for homeowners including guidance for obtaining an Elevation Certificate which is necessary for determining full-risk rates in high-risk zones.