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Get Flood Ready Elevation Certificates

It has come to Montezuma County’s attention that many homeowner’s insurance companies have sent notices requiring a floodplain elevation certificate. Montezuma County does not create elevation certificates. Elevation certificates can only be produced by a licensed Surveyor, Engineer, or Architect and require a professional stamp.

Within unincorporated areas of Montezuma County, for new construction or substantial improvements, including septic, you must submit proof of compliance with the Montezuma County Floodplain Resolution 13-2008 and obtain a floodplain development permit if the property is within FEMA-designated Floodplain.

Floodplain maps are accessible online at using the Montezuma County Map Viewer.

For all property located within
municipal limits contact;

Town of Dolores Building
Inspector, David Doudy
(970) 882-7720 ext.5

City of Cortez Permit Tech,
Cheryl Lindquist
(970) 564-4016

Town of Mancos Development
Services (970) 533-7725

For properties in unincorporated Montezuma County that are within FEMA Designated Flood Zone contact the Montezuma County Floodplain Administrator for further information.

Please Email or Call:
James Dietrich, Floodplain Administrator (970) 565-7402


James Dietrich,
Natural Resources Planning and Public Lands Coordinator
109 West Main Street, Room 350
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-7402
FAX: (970) 565-3420
Office Hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday

Natural Resources Planning and Public Lands Coordinator

James Dietrich
Contact Montezuma County Natural Resources Planning and Public Lands Coordinator