Building projects are defined by a variety of different regulations, some of which are changing. One such example is the mapping updates completed by FEMA for flood zones in Plymouth County. While some property owners may have already been contacted by their financial institution requiring them to purchase flood insurance, others may also be looking at new restrictions on construction within their flood zone. Going into a project, it is important to start with good base information which will allow you to make educated decisions about your design options. Utilizing the services of a registered land surveyor to obtain an elevation certificate is paramount when considering construction in or around a flood zone.