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Flood Mapping Related Forms

The table below provides descriptive information about various FEMA flood map related forms and how to download. This page is intended for the general public, industry professionals and government officials interested in submitting a Letter of Map Change (LOMC) request via mail and/or obtaining other flood hazard mapping related data for engineering, surveying or construction purposes.

FormsForm Description
Elevation CertificateThe Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the NFIP. It is to be used to provide the elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F).

The Elevation Certificate is required to properly rate post-FIRM buildings, which are buildings constructed after publication of the FIRM, located in flood insurance Zones A1-A30, AE, AH, A (with Base [1 percent annual chance] Flood Elevation [BFE]), VE, V1-V30, V (with BFE), AR, AR/A, AR/AE, AR/A1-A30, AR/AH and AR/AO. The Elevation Certificate is not required for pre-FIRM buildings unless the building is being rated under the optional post-FIRM flood insurance rules.
Flood proofing Certificate (FEMA Form 81-65)The floodproofing of non-residential buildings may be permitted as an alternative to elevating to or above the Base Flood Elevation; however, a floodproofing design certification is required.
MT-EZ FormApplication Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps
(Condensed Version of the MT-1 Form) 

This form should be used to request that FEMA remove a single structure or a legally recorded parcel of land or portions thereof, described by metes and bounds certified by a Registered Professional Engineer or Licensed Land Surveyor, from a designated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), an area that would be inundated by the flood having a 1-percent-annual-chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (base flood), via Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). A LOMA is a letter from FEMA stating that an existing structure or parcel of land that has not been elevated by fill (i.e. the existing structure or parcel of land is on natural grade) would not be inundated by the base flood. Fill is defined as material placed to raise the ground to or above the Base Flood Elevation.
MT-1 FormApplication Forms for Conditional and Final Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill
(For all LOMA, CLOMA, LOMR-F and CLOMR-F Requests)

This form should be used to assist requesters (community officials, individual property owners and others) in gathering the information that FEMA needs to determine whether property (i.e., structure(s), parcel(s) of land) is likely to be flooded during the flood event that has a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (base or 100-year, flood). Lands that are at risk of being inundated by the base flood are called Special Flood Hazard Areas or SFHAs.

The forms in this package may be used for property that has been inadvertently included in a V zone or the regulatory floodway. However, if the property is to be removed from a V zone, it must not be located seaward of the landward toe of the primary frontal dune.
MT-2 FormApplication Forms for Conditional Letters of Map Revision and Letters of Map Revision
(For all LOMR, CLOMR and PMR Requests)

This form should be used for revisions to effective FIS reports, FIRMs or FBFMs by individual and community requesters. These forms will provide FEMA with assurance that all pertinent data relating to the revision are included in the submittal. They also will ensure that: (a) the data and methodology are based on current conditions; (b) qualified professionals have assembled data and performed all necessary computations and (c) all individuals and organizations affected by proposed changes are aware of the changes and will have an opportunity to comment on them.
Standard Flood Hazard Determination FormThe current Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF) (expiration date, December 31, 2011) remains valid until a new SFHDF has been approved. Please periodically check this page and the following link for updates to the form:
External Data Request (EDR) for the FEMA Engineering Library Most FEMA Engineering Library requests should be made though the Engineering Library's External Data Request (EDR) process. Use this form  to submit an EDR request to the FEMA Engineering Library. For more information on the FEMA Engineering Library, visit the FEMA Engineering Library Page.

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Last Updated: 
11/25/2019 - 08:08