Elevation Certificates

Elevation certificates are prepared by surveyors and document the ground elevation, floor elevation, and general building characteristics for a structure in relationship to the Base Flood Elevation. Typically, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to obtain an elevation certificate.

The county has approximately 763 elevation certificates for Brentwood and College Park on file electronically and available to the public. Elevation Certificates which were issued prior to September 16, 2016 should be re-evaluated to ensure consistency with effective flood hazard information as shown on the effective FIRM and in the effective FIS dated. Property owners use certificates for flood insurance rating purposes, and the County uses the detailed information to evaluate mitigation options. For more information on elevation certificates please call the Sustainability Division at 301-883-5944.