Flood Maps And Elevation Certificates

 

MAPS

The Town has Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) available for review at the Town Hall. This map shows the flood zone areas located within the Town limits. Town staff is available to help answer your questions concerning flood zones, special flood hazard areas, historical flooding events and other flood information.  Various flood protection pamphlets are also available at the Town Hall.

To view the Lake Clarke Shores Flood Insurance Rate Map on the Towns website go to:  www.townoflakeclarkeshores.com. Click on the FLOOD link found on the Town’s homepage to obtain this information.

ELEVATION CERTIFICATES

Certificates of Elevation and Finished Floor Elevation Surveys are required for all new construction. An existing building must meet the same construction standards as a new building if the cost for each new addition, and/or substantial renovation to a residential property during a 5-year period equals or exceeds 50% of the building market value.  These certificates are necessary to be in compliance with floodplain management ordinances and to determine proper insurance premium rates by the FEMA.

Copies of elevation certificates that have been submitted to the Town since 1994 are available from the Building Department at Town Hall.  

For more information go to the FEMA website at: www.fema.gov