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David Ballew,
Floodplain Manager

Building Commission
1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex, Room 310
Evansville, IN 47708
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  • Phone:  (812) 436-7872
  • Assistant:  (812) 436-7867
  • Business:  (812) 436-7885
  • Fax:  (812) 436-7869
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  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

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Elevation Certification Requirments

Upon placement of the lowest floor, or floodproofing, it is required of the permit holder to submit to the Building Commission a certification of the NAVD 88 elevation of the lowest floor or floodproofed elevation, as built.

  • The certification is required to be prepared by or under the direct supervision of a registered land surveyor or professional engineer and certified by the same.
  • When floodproofing is utilized for a particular structure, the certification is required to be prepared by or under the direct supervision of a professional engineer or architect and certified by same.
  • Any work undertaken prior to submission of the certification shall be at the permit holder’s risk. (The Building Commission will review the lowest floor and floodproofing elevation survey data submitted.)
    • The permit holder is required to correct deficiencies detected by such review before any further work is allowed to proceed.
    • Failure to submit the survey or failure to make corrections required will cause the Building Commission to issue a stop work order for the project.

FEMA Elevation Certificate

FEMA Floodproofing Certificate