The Boulder County Community Planning & Permitting office at 2045 13th St., Boulder is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointments are available on Tuesday but are not required. Schedule an appointment.

Elevation Certificates

Elevation Certificates are used to provide:

  • Elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances
  • Determination on proper insurance premium rate
  • Support to a request for a Letter of Map Amendment or Revision (LOMA or LOMR-F).

In Boulder County, the FEMA Elevation Certificate is required to be completed for all improvements in a floodplain (approved under a floodplain development permit) that are classified as “new construction” or a “substantial improvement.” The form must be completed by a licensed surveyor registered in the State of Colorado and submitted to the Boulder County Transportation Department prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

For additional information regarding elevation certificates in unincorporated Boulder County, please contact Virginia Gazzetti at 720-564-2865 or send an email to

Contact Us

Community Planning & Permitting - Floodplain Administration



2045 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302

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8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday

Mailing Address

Community Planning & Permitting
Floodplain Administration
P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306