This page outlines information regarding current flood map change activities 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 by 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
- Get Assistance
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 LOMC Page to learn more about the tool.
If you submitted a LOMC application using the MT-EZ, MT-1 or MT-2 paper forms via mail, visit the Letter of Map Change Status & Description Explanations Page to review all the statuses and descriptions for paper form applications.
To obtain an automated report regarding Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) map change activities within a state, select a U.S state. 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 in the sections below.
Select the following information links to better understand the status information provided in these reports:
- Letter of Map Change Status and Description Explanations- This page describes the statuses and descriptions for paper form applications and where the application stands in FEMA's LOMC process.
- Guidelines for Establishing Effective Dates for Letters of Map Revision (LOMR)- Provides guidance information on establishing changes of map changes effected by a LOMR.
- Study Status and Description Explanations - Before the results of a flood study (referred to as Flood Insurance Study or FIS) are shown on a legally adopted FIRM, there are certain procedural steps that a FIRM goes through as part of the adoption process. This page describes the various steps a FIS Report goes through to become effective.
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:
(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:
(AR, DC, DE, LA, MD, NJ, NM, NY, OK, PA, PR, TX, VA, VI, WV)
FEMA Regions IV, VIII and IX:
(AL, Am. Samoa, AZ, CA, CNMI, CO, FL, FSM, GA, Guam, HI, KY, MS, MT, NC, ND, NV, RMI, SC, SD, TN, UT, WY)
An LFD is a letter sent to a community stating that a new FIRM will become effective in six months and each participating flood prone 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.
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.
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.
If you have questions regarding a map change for an area of interest, please contact a map specialist at the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) for additional assistance.
Please collect the following information about your inquiry 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)
- Conditional Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR-F)