FEMA Flood Regulation Surveying

FEMA Elevation CertificateFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the agency that regulates the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA uses many documents to regulate the development in a floodplain, access the risk of a building in a floodplain, and the removal of a structure or property from a floodplain. One of the commonly used documents is an Elevation Certificate, sometimes called an Elevation Survey, which is a certificate that verifies the elevation data of a structure on a given property relative to the base flood elevation. The Elevation Certificate is used by  builders, local communities to ensure compliance with local floodplain management ordinances, and insurance agents to aid in the rating of flood insurance policies. Another commonly used document is a Letter or Map Amendment (LOMA), there are a few variations of this document depending on your situation, but a LOMA is used to remove a structure or parcel that was inadvertently included in a floodplain. SeGuin Land Surveying, P.L.L.C. prepares the FEMA documents needed for you to navigate the flood insurance programs and is a registered user of FEMA’s eLOMA to expedite the LOMA process. (See our link page)