Elevation Certificates

As a public service for Unincorporated Orange County, OC Planning maintains on file elevation certificates for new and substantially improved structures in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) going back to September 14, 1979.

OC Planning files do not include elevation certificates for structures that were permitted within cities in Orange County. Please contact the City Building Department of your interest for elevation certificate information if your property is within a city.

Both OC Planning and the cities may not have elevation certificates on file that were completed by the homeowner and submitted directly to FEMA.

The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and may serve as documentation supporting a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F). The Elevation Certificate is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings. The expiration date for this form is March 31, 2012.

The Elevation Certificate and guidance to completing it can be found in FEMA Elevation Certificate

Use of this certificate does not provide a waiver of the flood insurance purchase requirement. Only a LOMA or LOMR-F from FEMA can amend the FIRM and remove the Federal mandate for a lending institution to require the purchase of flood insurance.

For more information on elevation certificates and Floodplain Management, click here

Permit No Property Address Date APN
SP91027/ RS23260004 28240 Bytha way, Silverado Canyon Rd., Silverado 8/22/1991 876-033-14
SP93038/ RS35120008 28892 Modjeska Canyon Rd., Modjeska 5/18/1993 105-233-16
PA940171/ NR950024 3171 Old Irvine Blvd., Irvine 2/23/1995 104-360-27
PA950177/ NR950527 13752 Jamboree Rd. Irvine 1/9/1996 104-351-32
RS050176 28810 Modjeska Canyon Road, Modjeska 3/24/2005 105-233-46
GB060066 28452 Markuson Road, Modjeska 6/23/2006 867-011-32
GB070016 20741 Mountain View Road, Trabuco Canyon 9/5/2006 842-101-67
GB070088 28822 Modjeska Canyon Road, Modjeska 4/17/2007 105-233-47
RS071156 28641 Modjeska Canyon Road, Modjeska 8/20/2007 105-232-65
RS090229 30116 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado 6/2/2010 105-171-80
RS100040 29212 Shady Brook Drive, Silverado 5/6/2010 105-132-18