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National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate


What inform does a surveyor need to include on a National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate?

photo of floodingLatitude/longitude of the property and the horizontal datum used. Photographs of the building. Square footage of crawlspace. Number of permanent flood openings in the crawlspace within 1.0 foot above adjacent grade. Square footage of attached garage. NFIP map panel number. Flood zone designation. Base flood elevation. Elevation datum used for base flood elevation. Elevations for top of bottom floor, top of the next higher floor, attached garage, machinery or equipment servicing the building, lowest adjacent grade next to building, highest adjacent grade next to building and lowest adjacent grade of deck or stairs.

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