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 Initial FIRM Date for the City of Oceanside's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) is September 5, 1984.
City of Oceanside maintains copy of elevation certificates for new and substantially improved post FIRM buildings. All certificates in the City inventory are available to the property owners, theirs agents and FEMA.
Prior to final occupancy an Elevation Certificate must be submitted to the City for all new and substantially improved buildings.
Elevation certificate will be required for all substantial improvements to existing mobile homes or installation of new/replacement mobile homes located in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).
For more information please check FEMA website