If your home or business is in a high-risk flood area, and you are required to purchase flood insurance, your insurance agent will likely request and Elevation Certificate to determine your flood insurance premium. An Elevation Certificate (EC) is an important tool that documents your building's elevation. Your agent will use the EC to compare your building's elevation to the Base Flood Elevation shown on a special map, called the FIRM, used to determine the flood zone you are located in and the cost to cover your flood risk policy. Click here for a list of the Elevations on file with the San Juan Capistrano Public Works Department.
For additional information on the elevation certificates, contact the Public Works Department at (949) 443-6352. Refer to the following links for general information regarding elevation certificates (click here) and download the elevation certificate form (click here). Other flood-related information can be obtained on FloodSmart (click here), the official National Flood Insurance Program website.