An elevation certificate compares a property and its existing improvements to the base flood elevation shown on FEMA Flood Maps. This service provides a FEMA Elevation Certificate to determine if flood insurance is necessary or to dispute whether a property is in a flood area. If flood insurance is needed, an insurance company may require a certificate to determine the cost of insurance.
Elevation certificates are estimated on a job-by-job basis; however, they usually cost around $495. The cost depends on the distance to the nearest published county monument, and if the base flood elevation has been provided by FEMA.