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 https://montezumacounty.org/ 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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 565-7402