Chapter 16C.05.48
ELEVATION AND FLOODPROOFING CERTIFICATION

Sections:

16C.05.48.010    Applicability.

16C.05.48.020    Certification Form.

16C.05.48.030    Information to Be Obtained and Maintained.

16C.05.48.040    Certification Responsibility.

16C.05.48.010 Applicability.

Certification shall be provided to verify that the minimum floodproofing and elevation standards of Chapter 16C.05.28 have been satisfied. Certification shall be required only for the new construction or substantial improvement of any residential, commercial, industrial or nonresidential structure located in a special flood hazard area, except that agricultural and certain accessory structures constructed in accordance with the standards of Section 16C.05.28.020(3) shall not require certification. Such structures are still subject to elevation or floodproofing certification for flood insurance purposes.

(Ord. 5-2017 § 2(C) (Exh. 1) (part), 2017: Ord. 13-2007 §1 (Exh. A)(16C.05.48.010), 2007).

16C.05.48.020 Certification Form.

The form of the elevation and floodproofing certificate shall be specified by the Chief Building Official and shall be generally consistent with that required by FEMA for the administration of the National Flood Insurance Program.

(Ord. 5-2017 § 2(C) (Exh. 1) (part), 2017: Ord. 13-2007 §1 (Exh. A)(16C.05.48.020), 2007).

16C.05.48.030 Information to Be Obtained and Maintained.

The elevation and floodproofing certificate shall verify the following flood hazard protection information:

(1)    The actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures, and whether or not the structure contains a basement;

(2)    The actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of floodproofing of all new or substantially improved floodproofed structures, and that the floodproofing measures utilized below the base flood elevation render the structure watertight, with walls substantially impermeable to the passage of water;

(3)    Where a base flood elevation has not been established according to Section 16C.05.20.010, obtain and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest floor (including basement) as related to the highest adjacent grade, and whether or not the structure contains a basement.

(Ord. 5-2017 § 2(C) (Exh. 1) (part), 2017: Ord. 13-2007 §1 (Exh. A)(16C.05.48.030), 2007).

16C.05.48.040 Certification Responsibility.

The project proponent shall be responsible for providing required certification data to the Chief Building Official prior to the applicable construction inspection specified in the certification form. All elevation and floodproofing data specified in Section 16C.05.48.030 must be obtained and certified by a registered professional engineer, architect, or surveyor. The elevation and floodproofing certification shall be permanently maintained by the chief building official.

(Ord. 5-2017 § 2(C) (Exh. 1) (part), 2017: Ord. 13-2007 §1 (Exh. A)(16C.05.48.040), 2007).