The Flood Elevation Certificate is an important tool of the National Flood Insurance Program .It is used to certify building elevations if the building is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area in order to determine the proper flood insurance premium rate for the building or support a request of a Letter of Map Amendment LOMA or Letter of Map Revision based on fill LOMR-F.
The elevation information must be submitted on the Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 81-31) in effect at the time that the Elevation Certificate was completed and signed. Elevation Certificates can only be completed by a licensed land surveyor who is licensed by the State to perform such functions.
An Elevation Certificate is required by the National Flood Insurance Program to certify the reference level of a building for INSURANCE RATING PURPOSES. Without the data provided by an Elevation Certificate the property can not be properly rated for flood insurance purposes.