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Elevation Certificate

Elevation Certificates are important in flood prone areas.  Some areas of Cincinnati and the surrounding areas are in FEMA flood zones. An elevation may be required in order to obtain flood insurance in these areas.

Cincinnati Land Surveyors has the expertise and tools to provide an elevation certificate.

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Elevation Certificates play a crucial role in the flood-prone areas of Cincinnati and the Tri-State area. They determine a property’s lowest elevation in the flood zone, primarily for flood insurance purposes.

In Cincinnati, elevation certificates are necessary, and can be provided by a locally licensed surveyor.

Reasons to get an elevation certificate

Flood Insurance

Elevation Certificates play a crucial role in flood-prone areas. They determine a property’s lowest elevation in relation to the flood zone, primarily for flood insurance purposes.

Building Permit

Property owners in Cincinnati may need to obtain an Elevation Certificate when seeking a building permit, particularly in areas designated as Special Flood Hazard Areas, according to local regulations.

Property Sale and Disclosure

Having a certificate of elevation can provide valuable information for individuals who are considering purchasing property in Cincinnati and the Tri-State area.

What is an Elevation Certificate?

To calculate flood insurance premiums for policyholders, many insurance companies request an elevation certificate. These certificates may be necessary for properties located in flood-prone areas designated by FEMA. Flood insurance is typically mandatory for such locations. By providing an elevation certificate, insurance companies can accurately assess the necessary coverage and determine the associated costs. This ensures that policyholders receive appropriate protection against potential flood damage, while also preventing them from being overcharged for unnecessary coverage.

The task of the surveyor involves determining the height of various significant elements within at the property. Then they also consider the proximity to nearby water sources. The potential risks and elevations of floods are evaluated. Finally, a comprehensive map is produced, illustrating the elevation of the property in relation to the FEMA flood zones.

Get in touch with Cincinnati Land Surveyors if you need an Elevation Certificate for your property. We can carry out a thorough survey of your property to determine its official elevation.

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