A FEMA Elevation Certificate is a tool that is used to verify the elevation data of a structure on a given property relative to the ground level. The Elevation Certificate is used by local communities and builders to ensure compliance with local floodplain management ordinances and is also used by insurance agents and companies in the rating of flood insurance policies and to determine whether or not flood insurance will be required for that specific property. This form can be utilized for residential and commercial properties.
Is my home located in a flood zone?
Many of the low lying areas on Long Island are located in flood zones especially along the South Shore. The best way to determine if your home is in a flood zone is to visit the FEMA website.
Why choose Scalice Land Surveying P.C. for a FEMA Elevation Certificate?
Elevation Certificates can only be completed by a licensed land surveyor, engineer, or architect who is licensed by the State to perform such functions. This is a highly technical document of which must be filled out by a registered surveyor based upon data collected in the field. The surveyor first identifies the property location on a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) which shows the 100-year flood location in AE zones and their 100-year flood values. The surveyor then takes those values and using survey techniques determines the elevation of the house and adjacent ground level.
Scalice Land Surveying provides elevation certificates for Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens for homeowners with structures located in FEMA’s designated Flood Hazard Zones. We work directly with many of the local insurance agencies and real estates companies in Nassau and Suffolk counties to help provide homeowners with fair pricing and quick turn around times. Please call us at 631-957-2400 for pricing and appointments.