Elevation Certificates for the Austin area.
Call now to request a quote: 512-632-7865
Or fill out the "Contact us" form to request an Elevation
Please provide the address that you need an Elevation
certificate for so that we can research for the closest elevation
benchmark in the area to measure the elevation of your home
or commercial building. The City of Austin and LCRA have
multiple benchmarks throughout the Austin area that can be
used for the Elevation Certificates.
We will process your request and provide a price and time
frame as quick as possible. We sometimes offer weekend
Elevation Certificate services, so that you do not have to miss
time from work!
It is often necessary to compare the elevation of a building to
the 100 year base food elevation for flooding potential and
What is an Elevation Certificate?
The Elevation Certificate provides information for insurance
companies, lenders and community flood control
administrators. This information is required to estimate the
risks for flooding. Elevation Certificates are required by the
National Flood Program which is administered by the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This certification is
required in areas which have been identified as having a
potential for flooding.
FEMA has made updates to flood zones and maps in many
areas. Due to this change, many areas that were previously
not in an area considered a flood zone are now marked as
A community's permit file must have an official record that
shows new buildings and substantial improvements in all
identified Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) are properly
elevated. This elevation information is needed to show
compliance with the floodplain management ordinance. FEMA
encourages communities to use the Elevation Certificate
developed by FEMA to fulfill this requirement since it also can
be used by the property owner to obtain flood insurance.
Communities participating in the Community Rating System
(CRS) are required to use the FEMA Elevation Certificate.
Here is a link to the FEMA web site for more information on
This link to the FEMA map service center is a web site where
you can type in your address and see the same Flood Rate
Insurance Maps that FEMA and the insurance companies are