This page provides training resources on how to submit a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) request via the Online LOMC tool. This page intended is for homeowners and other parties who wish to submit a LOMC request online.
You may use Online LOMC to request an Amendment or Revision to a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The presentations linked from this page will help guide you through the Online LOMC process. There are two training presentations: one for requesting map amendments and one for requesting map revisions. Use the information below to help determine which is right for you.
When applicants such as homeowners or lessees, developers or community officials believe a FIRM may no longer reflect current conditions due to the placement of fill or a small area of high ground (i.e., structure(s), parcel(s) of land) was inadvertently included in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), they can request an Amendment to the FIRM, known as a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). Applicants may submit mapping and survey information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and request that FEMA issue a document that officially removes a property and/or structure from the SFHA.
The Amendments section of the Online LOMC is for these types of amendment requests, including LOMA, Conditional Letter of Map Amendment (CLOMA), Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F) and Conditional Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR-F).
Submit an Amendment request if:
- You are applying for a LOMA, CLOMA, LOMR-F or CLOMR-F
- You would have completed the MT-EZ or MT-1 paper forms if submitting by mail
- Your request pertains to a small area of high ground (a property or structure) located within a SFHA or the placement of fill on a property
- You are a homeowner or lessee, developer or community official or acting on behalf of one
The Revisions section of the Online LOMC assists requesters such as community officials or others on behalf of community officials in requesting revisions to effective Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, FIRMs or for a community.
The Revisions section of the Online LOMC is for these types of revisions requests, including Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) and Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR).
Submit a Revision if:
- You are applying for a LOMR or CLOMR
- You would have completed the MT-2 paper form if submitting by mail
- You are requesting revisions to effective FIS reports or FIRMs
If you sumitted a LOMC application through Online LOMC, you may check the status of your application by logging into your Online LOMC account. The application status is listed on the homepage after you log in. For more information, view the application status definitions.
If you submitted a request for a LOMC through the mail using the paper MT-1, MT-2, MT-EZ forms or used the eLOMA application process, visit the Status of Map Change Requests webpage for more information.