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!

Fillable Elevation Certificate


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!


HAZARDS IN YOUR AREA - Interactive map brought to you by Oregon State University Natural Resources Digital Library 

Documents to Note:
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:

What to Do Before a Flood
What to Do During a Flood

What to Do After a Flood

Flood Insurance Information-How to File a Claim

FEMA Flood Library Links:
Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House
FEMA-347; 2000
Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program
F-084; 2011
Coastal Construction Manual
FEMA-P-55; 2011
Elevated Residential Structures
FEMA-54; 1984
Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines
F-083; 2007
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
FEMA-P-348; 1999
Protecting Floodplain Resources
FEMA-268; 1996
Reducing Damage From Localized Flooding
FEMA 511-2005

Floodsmart Website Links:

Floodsmart Home Page

Floodsmart Video Library

Flooding and Flood Risks

About the National Flood Insurance Program

Residential  Coverage

Commercial Coverage

Douglas County Information Links:

Douglas County Emergency Management

Douglas County Emergency Preparedness

Douglas County Library

National Weather Service Links:

National Weather Service (NWS) Home Page

National Weather Service (NWS) Flood Safety Home Page

National Weather Service (NWS) Northwest River Forecast Center

NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS)

National Weather Service (NWS) Turn Around Don't Drown (TADD)

Other Helpful Links:

Ready.gov  Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed!
Red Cross

NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration)

Stream Gauges

Floodplain Ordinance

Flood Insurance Information:

Flood Determination Disputes - What to do if an agent and a lender disagree?
How Insurance Companies Measure Risk Flooding_Creek_to_Rear_of_Home.jpg    Flood Insurance Tips