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Why is an Elevation Certificate required?
(1) Our Flood Ordinance requires it to document compliance with permit conditions.
(2) Elevation Certificates are the only official document used by FEMA to determine whether a structure is inside or outside a floodplain.
(3) Elevation Certificates are used to determine the proper rate when purchasing flood insurance.

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1. What is a floodplain?
2. What is floodplain management?
3. What is a 100-year flood?
4. Who determines where these floodplains are located?
5. Why does Spokane County have floodplain regulations?
6. Is development allowed in a floodplain?
7. When is a Floodplain Development Permit required?
8. What is considered development?
9. What are the Floodplain Requirements “A” Zones?
10. What are the floodplain requirements for my residential/commercial structure?
11. What are the floodplain requirements for dock projects?
12. What are the floodplain requirements for fill, grading, excavation and crossing structures?
13. What is a "B" zone?
14. What if my property is associated with a “B” Zone floodplain?
15. What is a "C" zone?
16. What if my property is associated with a “C” Zone floodplain?
17. What are the requirements for additions or improvements to structures?
18. What are the requirements for floodproofing?
19. What are the fees for development permits?
20. What is an Elevation Certificate?
21. Why is an Elevation Certificate required?
22. When is an Elevation Certificate required?
23. Why is an Elevation Certification bond taken?
24. Who can fill out an Elevation Certificate?

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