Elevation Certificates & Flood Safety Information
F-053_ElevCertif_29Nov12_Fillable.pdf"Floods are 'acts of God',
but flood losses are largely acts of man."
Gilbert F. White
How Code Officials Keep You Safe
The Land Use and Development Ordinance (LUDO) requires an elevation certificate be completed for floodplain development within the City of Roseburg. First your surveyor or engineer completes a pre-construction elevation certificate which establishes the design flood elevation of the structure. Then the building inspector verifies that construction meets that standard. Prior to issuing a certificate of occupancy, the building official requires a post-construction elevation certificate to document that your building meets Roseburg Floodplain regulations and to set the rate of flood insurance on the structure.
Click here to see Elevation Certificates the City currently has on file. The City does not have EVERY elevation certificate on file, so if don’t see yours on the list below please send us a copy!
If you have any concerns about Floodplain development, please contact our Certified Floodplain Manager, Teresa Clemons, at 541-492-6877 or come into the Community Development Department. We can also meet on your property.
If you have questions about flooding in general, Flood Insurance, structural and non-structural flood protection and mitigation, retrofitting your residence, drainage, sewer backflow fittings, Ms. Clemons would be happy to assist you!
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Documents to Note:
EC MADE EZ
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About an Elevation Certificate - But Were Afraid to Ask
Zombie Apocolypse Preparedness - Are you ready?
Biggert-Watters Flood Insurance Reform Quick Guide
2013 Flood Insurance Changes - Your Premiums May Rise - Find Out Here
Emergency Kits 101 - Preparedness Plan for Kids
Flood Hazards in Roseburg 2013
Safety Insurance - Flood Preparation Tips
FEMA Website Links:
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
How to Make a Firmette
(Directions in pdf format)
FEMA Elevation Certificate & Instructions
FEMA Flood Response Information Links:
FEMA Flood Library Links:
Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House
Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program
Coastal Construction Manual
Elevated Residential Structures
Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines
Protecting Manufactured Homes From Floods and Other Hazards
FEMA P-085; 2009
Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas
FEMA P-257; 1994
Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage
Protecting Floodplain Resources
Reducing Damage From Localized Flooding
Floodsmart Website Links:
Douglas County Information Links:
National Weather Service Links:
National Weather Service (NWS) Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD)
Other Helpful Links: