New FEMA Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Form

Katie Hogan

Update: FEMA announced that a fillable version of the 2015 Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 086-0-33) is now available on the FEMA website at https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/160

The PDF form can be filled and saved using Adobe Reader. For insurance purposes, FEMA will continue to accept properly completed and certified elevation information, submitted on 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 underwriting@nfipiservice.com.

Previous update: The new forms are now available on FEMA’s website, however, they have stated: “This document is referenced in the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual (Special Certifications Section). It is not currently fillable, so it must be printed and completed, then submitted. A fillable form is being created and will be posted as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Original post: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) distributed the following message regarding elevation certificate and floodproofing forms:

The new FEMA Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Forms were approved by the Office of Management and Budget. Both forms have expiration dates of 11/30/2018. You will notice many formatting changes as well as a new building diagram on the Elevation Certificate depicting walkout basements. They have not yet been posted to the FEMA Library but you can download both forms at: http://nfipiservice.com/Stakeholder/W_16002/W-16002.html.