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You can obtain an elevation certificate in one of two ways. These certificates have been mandatory since 1995, so if your home was built in 1995 of after, you may be able to pull a copy of the certificate online.
If your home was built prior to 1995 you may have to have surveyor come out and do an analysis to make sure you meet the requirements. You can also try to contact the prior owners. In many cases, people wait until they are improving their home or until their home has been signifigantly damaged before securing their elevation certificate. It really is better to be ahead of the game, so if you don't have your elevation certificate, do what you need to do to get it in your hands.