- View your Community’s Preliminary Flood Hazard Data
- Online LOMC Application Status
- Automated Status Information
- Letter of Final Determination Lists
- Proposed Flood Hazard Determination Notices
- Priority Map Changes
- How to Obtain Additional Assistance
If you submitted a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) request via Online LOMC, check your status by logging into your Online LOMC application.
Don't know what Online LOMC is? Online LOMC is FEMA's web application to submit flood map Amendment or Revision requests. Go to Online LOMC to learn more.
View your Community’s Preliminary Flood Hazard Data
FEMA has launched a new way to view your community’s preliminary flood hazard data: over the web and in one convenient location! Preliminary flood hazard data provide an early look at your home or community’s risk to flood hazards. There are many benefits to viewing your community’s data before it becomes effective. For more information, visit the Preliminary Flood Hazard Data page.
Online LOMC Application Status
If you submitted a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) application through Online LOMC, you may check the status of your application by logging into your Online LOMC account. Status definitions are provided below.
|Status of Online LOMC Application||Status Definition|
|Completed||The applicant's Online LOMC application is complete|
An applicant's Online LOMC application has been submitted, and is under review by FEMA
The applicant's Online LOMC application is incomplete and has not been submitted through the Online LOMC system
|Pending MIP Help|
The Online LOMC application process is still pending upon activity in the Online LOMC system
The applicant's Online LOMC application payment is currently being processed by Pay.gov
The Online LOMC application has automatically been removed due to inactivity and has not been submitted through the Online LOMC system. After 30 days of inactivity, the applicant will receive a warning email stating he or she has 15 days to edit or submit their Online LOMC application. If there is still no activity performed 15 days after the warning email, the applicant's Online LOMC application will be removed
If the applicant previously saved and closed the Online LOMC application without attaching the required documentation to the application, click "Upload" to upload the required documentation
A payment fee is required to process the applicant's Online LOMC application, click on "Pay" to submit a payment
|Upload + Pay|
If the applicant previously saved and closed the Online LOMC application without attaching the required documentation to the application or submitting payment for the application, they can click on "Upload + Pay" to upload the required documentation or enter the information for a fee payment
A FEMA Reviewer may suspend an Online LOMC application due to missing data, fees, an appeal, or protest
The Online LOMC application has been removed from the site. This could be due to duplication of applications or the application was determined invalid
The Online LOMC application submitted and adjudicated by FEMA is under review for a determined violation of a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulation. The applicant can view a copy of the violation letter in approximately 6 business days
After an Online LOMC application has been submitted, the applicant may for any reason decide to withdraw their application from the Online LOMC application process. Please contact the FMIX at 1-877-336-2627 or email FEMAMapSpecialist@riskmapcds.com to perform this action
Automated Status Information
To obtain an automated report regarding Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map change activities within a state, select that state on the map 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 6 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).