This page outlines information regarding current flood map change activites across the nation. Use the links below to check the status of your Letter of Map Change (LOMC) application, learn more about map change activities in a state and how to stay informed of other information regarding flood map changes.
- Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Application Status
- Automated Status Information
- Letter of Final Determination Lists
- Proposed Flood Hazard Determination Notices
- Priority Map Changes
- How to Obtain Additional Assistance
Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Application Status
If you submitted a LOMC application through Online LOMC tool, you may check the status of your application by logging into your Online LOMC account. Don't know what Online LOMC is? Online LOMC is FEMA's web application to submit a LOMC Amendment or Revision requests, visit the Online LOMCPage to learn more about the tool.
If you submitted a LOMC application using the MT-EZ, MT-1 or MT-2 paper forms through the mail, visit the Letter of Map Change Status & Description Explanations Page to review all the statuses and descriptions for paper form applications.
Automated Status Information
To obtain an automated report regarding Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map change activities within a state, select a U.S state below. To obtain status information by telephone or e-mail and to learn more about Priority Map Changes, Letter of Final Determination (LFD) lists and Proposed Flood Hazard Determination notices, click on the appropriate links below.
To gain a better understanding of the information provided by clicking on the state map above, please click on one of the links below.
- Letter of Map Change Status and Description Explanations
- Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
- Changes, Notable Circumstances and Effective Dates
- Study Status and Description Explanations
If your LOMR is currently in a public appeal period you can check the status and view determination documents on one of the following web pages depending on the FEMA Region it is located in:
FEMA Regions I, V, VII, and X: STARR
(AK, CT, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, OR, RI, VT, WA, WI)
FEMA Regions II, III, and VI: RAMPP
(AR, DC, DE, LA, MD, NJ, NM, NY, OK, PA, PR, TX, VA, VI, WV)
FEMA Regions IV, VIII, and IX: Baker AECOM
(AL, Am. Samoa, AZ, CA, CNMI, CO, FL, FSM, GA, Guam, HI, KY, MS, MT, NC, ND, NV, RMI, SC, SD, TN, UT, WY)
Letter of Final Determination Lists
An LFD is a letter sent to a community stating that a new FIRM will become effective in six months and each participating floodprone community must adopt a new or updated compliant floodplain management ordinance by that effective date or demonstrate that it has a valid automatic adoption clause.
The LFD list is a consolidated list of all LFDs distributed to communities for a specific FIRM effective date. It is prepared biweekly on predetermined LFD dates. View and obtain additional information about Letter of Final Determination Lists.
Proposed Flood Hazard Determination Notices
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations require the publication of public notices each time FEMA proposes new or modified flood hazard information, including the addition/modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries and zone designations or regulatory floodways. These notices are published to start the statutorily required appeal periods for the affected communities. View Proposed Flood Hazard Determination Notices.
Priority Map Changes
Information regarding flood map changes to FEMA-contracted studies or restudies, community-initiated Physical Map Revisions (PMRs) or community-initiated Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) for specific communities that have resulted or will result in significant changes to the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) shown on the effective NFIP map(s) being changed for a significant area of one or more community is available through a separate page on this Website. Learn more about Recent Priority Map Changes.
How to Obtain Additional Assistance
If you have any difficulty locating information regarding a map change in which you are interested, please refer to the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) homepage for additional assistance.
To assure you receive the information you require in a timely manner, you should first collect the following information prior to contacting the FMIX:
- Name(s) of the community(ies) affected by the map change;
- Name of the county(ies) in which the communities are located; and
- Type of map change request:
- FEMA-contracted study or restudy,
- Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR),
- Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA),
- Conditional Letter of Map Amendment (CLOMA),
- Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F), or
- Conditional Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR-F).