How do I obtain a Certificate of Compliance?

After you receive your Floodplain Permit and your project has been completed, you will submit a certificate of compliance application along with the required documentation certifying that your development complies with applicable requirements and standards set forth in Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) Title 15 no later than 60 days after obtaining a finished construction elevation certificate or flood-proofing certificate, if required.

At a minimum, this will include an elevation certificate certifying the elevation of the lowest finished floor (including basement) of all new and substantially improved buildings; a report stating that the ability of the channel to adequately carry floodwater will be maintained at the same capacity as prior to alteration for watercourse alteration or relocation; a Zero Rise Certification for construction, fill or other development in a regulatory floodway.

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1. When are Floodplain Permits required?
2. What is a flood?
3. What are flood zones?
4. What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
5. How can I find out my flood zone?
6. How can I find out what my flood risk is?
7. What is Base Flood Elevation (BFE)?
8. Is there a fee for a Floodplain Permit?
9. What is a Flood Elevation Certificate (EC)?
10. What is a Certificate of Compliance?
11. How do I obtain a Certificate of Compliance?
12. What is a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA)?
13. How can I apply for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA)?
14. How long does it take to obtain a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA), LOMR-F and LOMR?
15. What is the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)?
16. Does my homeowner's insurance policy cover flooding?
17. Is my flood insurance policy activated at the time of purchase?
18. Can I get flood insurance if I'm renting a property?
19. Does a 100-year flood occur once every 100 years on average?
20. What are the recurrence intervals (estimate of the likelihood of an event) and probabilities of occurrences?
21. What is my chance of flooding over a 30 year mortgage?
22. A water pipe on the second floor burst causing a flood of water throughout my home. Is this a flood loss?
23. Is water seeping through the exterior of my home and flooding the inside a flood loss?