Definitions for "Elevation Certificate"
Keywords:  nfip, surveyor, lomr, loma, floodplain
A certificate that verifies the elevation data of a structure on a given property relative to the ground level; must be issued by a professional surveyor.
An Elevation Certificate is a form that is used by the NFIP to provide supplemental information to that found on a FIRM. It is used to provide a comparison of an actual elevation (determined by field measurement) to the Base Flood Elevation data that is associated with some Special Flood Hazard Areas.
An elevation certificate is a certificate issued by a professional surveyor that states that the elevation of the bottom floor of a structure on a given property is above the BFE despite the property being shown in the 1% floodplain on the FIRM. Back