As the construction and inspection process draws to a close, final review of the project will take place by the building inspector as well as any agencies that also verify that all the work has been done in compliance with building codes and other applicable regulations. When complete, “final approval” will be given to the building permit.
If the rebuilding project was constructed in a floodplain, an Elevation Certificate will be required prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
An Elevation Certificate is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
form that certifies the elevation of a building located within Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).
Elevation Certificates are used to ensure the County's compliance to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that new and substantially improved buildings located within SFHAs are adequately elevated to reduce the risks of flooding.
Please submit a completed Elevation Certificate to our local Building and Safety Office nearest you. A list of our local Building and Safety Offices may be viewed online.
Form and instructions of the Elevation Certificate from FEMA are available for download. You may call (626) 458-4321 for additional questions.
After all work is approved, Building and Safety will issue a “Certificate of Occupancy” to verify that you are officially ready to move in.