If a proposed structure is within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), an Elevation Certificate is required at the time of permit application, during construction, and at the completion of the structure. These forms will remain on file with the County and may be viewed by the public.
An Elevation Certification is used to provide elevation information which is necessary to ensure compliance with county floodplain management regulations and to determine the proper insurance premium rate.
The Elevation Certificate is required by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to determine flood insurance rates for the structure. It also provides documentation that the county is enforcing its floodplain regulations. An elevation certificate is also necessary support information for a Letter of Map Amendment or Revision (LOMA or LOMR-F).
Copies of Elevation Certificates on file are available by contacting the Planning Department at (785) 251-5410. If the County does not have an Elevation Certificate on file, one can be obtained by hiring a licensed land surveyor, or registered professional engineer.
Elevation certificates are available for the following properties: