Elevation Certificates

Elevation certificates are prepared by surveyors and document the ground elevation, floor elevation, and general building characteristics for a structure in relationship to the Base Flood Elevation. Typically, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to obtain an elevation certificate.

The county has approximately 763 elevation certificates on file electronically and available to the public. Property owners may use the certificates for flood insurance rating purposes, and the county uses the detailed information to evaluate mitigation options. For more information on elevation certificates please call Mike Colgan at 301-883-5944.