Weather

New Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Application

by | Dec 17, 2012 | News & Views

FEMA
is launching the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC) – a new way to
submit a request to change a property’s flood zone designation. The new
Online LOMC application allows anyone to electronically submit required
documents and property information when they are requesting FEMA remove
their property from a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
Starting December 17th,
applicants can use this new website to request a Letter of Map
Amendment (LOMA) instead of using the MT-EZ paper form. A LOMA is a
letter from FEMA stating that an existing structure or parcel of land
will not be inundated by the base flood. LOMA-eligible requests must be
concerning properties on naturally high ground, which have not been
elevated by fill. FEMA will roll out more features in the coming
months!

This application will allow ASFPM members to better meet the needs of their customers. The benefits include:

· Applicants may save information online and finish applying at their convenience

· Clear and intuitive interface makes applying user-friendly

· Frequent applicants can manage multiple LOMA requests online

· More efficient communications with LOMA processing staff

· Applicants can check their application status in real-time

· Coming soon! Request all LOMC types via the Online LOMC

To learn more about this exciting new tool, visit www.fema.gov/online-lomc.

Author