How long is an Elevation Certificate Good For?

How long is an Elevation Certificate Good For?

An Elevation Certificate (EC) doesn’t have an expiration date per say, but there are some factors that do play a role in determining if an EC is still “good”.   Has the FIRM been updated? The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are updated periodically. The updates...

What is an Elevation Certificate

An Elevation Certificate (EC) is a form that was developed by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Its purpose is to act as the official record to document the elevation of a building. The form must be completed by a professional land surveyor or engineer. Is...
How to Read an Elevation Certificate (part 2)

How to Read an Elevation Certificate (part 2)

Part 2 An Elevation Certificate (EC) contains a wealth of information regarding a property and its risk of being flooded. The EC is performed by a Professional Land Surveyor or Engineer. This article further discusses the second half of the EC, please refer to the...
How Do I Read An Elevation Certificate? Part 1

How Do I Read An Elevation Certificate? Part 1

Part 1 An Elevation Certificate (EC) contains a wealth of information regarding a property and its risk of being flooded. The EC is the form provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to determine the risk of flooding. The EC consists of 4 pages. Pages...
How to Read a FIRM Map

How to Read a FIRM Map

A Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) can be an invaluable asset when looking for information regarding the location of flood zones. These maps depict and show where the water sources in a community are located, along with where it is projected that the water will go in...
What is a FIRM? Pt 2

What is a FIRM? Pt 2

Part 2 FIRM is an acronym for Flood Insurance Rate Map. In Part 1 we discussed Physical Features, Legends and Benchmarks. Next we will explore 3 more areas to be familiar with: Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), Base Flood Elevation (BFE), and Community Information....