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National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate and Instructions

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate (EC) is an administrative tool of the NFIP which is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with to community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, or support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). 

FEMA will permit a “phase-in” of the revised EC on a voluntary basis. During the 12-month transition period beginning August 1, 2012, we will accept either the new form or the old form. Elevations certified after the last day of the transition period must be submitted on the new Elevation Certificate form with the expiration date of July 31, 2015.

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Icon for file of type text/plainFormerly F-053
52.72KFebruary 14, 2013
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1.44MFebruary 14, 2013
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52.72KFebruary 13, 2013
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1.49MFebruary 13, 2013
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230.00KJuly 1, 2012
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