The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F). The Elevation Certificate is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings.
The Elevation Certificate is required to properly rate post-FIRM buildings, which are buildings constructed after publication of the FIRM, located in flood insurance Zones A1-A30, AE, AH, A (with Base [1 percent annual chance] Flood Elevation [BFE]), VE, V1-V30, V (with BFE), AR, AR/A, AR/AE, AR/A1-A30, AR/AH, and AR/AO. The Elevation Certificate is not required for pre-FIRM buildings unless the building is being substantially improved or rated under the optional post-FIRM flood insurance rules.
City of Oceanside maintains copy of elevation certificates for new and substantially improved post FIRM buildings. All certificates in the City inventory is available to property owners, theirs agents and FEMA.
Prior to final occupancy an Elevation Certificate must be submitted to the City for all new buildings.
Elevation certificate will be required for all substantial improvements to existing mobile homes or installation of new mobile homes in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).
For more information please check FEMA website