Who Needs an Elevation Certificate?
Structures built in a Special Flood Hazard Area – including A and AE zones – must have a FEMA Elevation Certificate to prove that the structure meets the required Base Flood Elevation or a Floodproofing Certificate for Non-residential Structures. A FEMA Elevation Certificate is required upon placement of lowest floor (prior to further vertical construction) and at final inspection (See FBC, B Sec. 107.3.5, Sec. 110.3 and Sec. 1612.5, and FBC, R322.1.10)
Important FEMA Technical Bulletins
Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification
Wet Floodproofing Requirements
Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures
Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements
Ensuring That Structures Built on Fill In or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas are Reasonably Safe From Flooding