Elevation Certificates are very helpful and are used for 2 main reasons:
1) Community Development staff uses elevation certificates to ensure that new construction or substantial improvements to property are compliant with floodplain regulations for minimum building elevation to or above the required Base Flood Elevation.
2) The insurance industry uses elevation certificates to rate your structure for flood insurance. Generally speaking, for each 1 foot above the required Base Flood Elevation your home or business is elevated, you will see a corresponding decrease of nearly 50% in your annual flood insurance premiums. Conversely, for each foot below BFE, your rates will double. Elevating your home can be costly, but this explanation shows how you can save a lot of money in annual flood insurance premiums, while having a safer home or business to enjoy. Download the Elevation Certificate Fact Sheet from FEMA
for more information.
Contact a surveyor to have an Elevation Certificate prepared for your home or business. An Elevation Certificate is the only way to ensure that your premium accurately reflects your risk.
Continue to our Elevation Certificates page
to find Elevation Certificates that are currently on file with the Town.