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Development Advisory #31
June 20, 2016
Development Advisory #28 Follow Up
New FEMA Flood Elevation Certificate
FEMA has recently published their new form and its effective date is June 13, 2016. Please see FEMA announcement as noted below.
The previous version of the FEMA Elevation Certificate expired July 31, 2015. However, due to technical problems on the FEMA website, the older version was able to be used until the forms were corrected. A transition period is allowed as noted below.
Deadlines for New and Older Form:
June 13, 2016 – FEMA published their new elevation certificate forms.
December 31, 2016 – Expiration date of certificates submitted on the previous version.
November 30, 2018 – Expiration date of the new form.
Notwithstanding the transition period for using the previous elevation certificate, it is highly recommended to start using the new forms immediately.
Fillable 2015 Elevation Certificate Now Available
FEMA announced June 16 that a fillable version of the 2015 Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 086-0-33) is now available on the FEMA website.
The PDF form has been enabled to be filled and saved using Adobe Reader. For insurance purposes, we will continue to accept properly completed and certified elevation information, submitted in a different format than the FEMA EC, through Dec. 31, 2016. After that date, all elevation information must be submitted using the FEMA EC. Note that in the future, no further transition periods will be provided when a new FEMA EC is approved.
If you have any questions concerning the form, please contact the NFIP Bureau and Statistical Agent's Underwriting Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.