The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is to be used to provide 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 in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings, which are buildings constructed after publication of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), located in flood insurance Zones A1-A30, AE, AH, A (with 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.
The flood proofing of non-residential buildings may be permitted as an alternative to elevating to or above the Base Flood Elevation; however, a flood proofing design certification is required. This form must be used for that certification.
This form should be used by an individual property owner to request that the Federal Emergency Management Agency remove the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) designation from a single structure or a legally recorded parcel of land or portion thereof by issuing a Letter of Map Amendment. The SFHA is the area, shown on a NFIP map that will be inundated by the flood having a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year
MT-1 LOMA Form
The application forms and instructions included in the MT-1 package were designed to assist requesters (community officials, individual property owners, and others) in gathering the information that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs to determine whether property (i.e., parcel[s] of land, structure[s]) is likely to be flooded during the flood event that has a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
MT-2 LOMA Form
The application forms and instructions included in the MT-2 forms package were designed to assist requesters (community officials or individuals via community officials) in gathering the data that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) needs to determine whether the effective National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) map (i.e., Flood Hazard Boundary Map, Flood Insurance Rate Map, Flood Boundary and Floodway Map, or Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map) and Flood Insurance Study report for a community should be revised. These forms, which expire on December 31, 2010, also should be used by community officials or individuals via community officials for requesting FEMA comments on a proposed project issued in the form of a Conditional Letter Of Map Revision (CLOMR). These forms assure FEMA that all pertinent data relating to the request is included in the submittal. They also ensure that:
- The data and methodology are based on current conditions;
- Qualified professionals have assembled the data and performed necessary computations; and
- The individuals and organizations affected by proposed changes are aware of the changes and have an opportunity to comment.
This form is used by lenders to determine flood insurance requirement for mortgage collateral.
This web page outlines the current fee schedule for processing certain types of requests for changes to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) maps. This page also outlines the fee schedule for requests for Flood Insurance Study (FIS) backup (i.e., technical and administrative support) data.
- Best Available Data for A Zone Areas
- Maine Floodplain Management Handbook
- Inter-Agency Reviews
- Disaster Assistance
To contact the FEMA Region I office in Boston,
please call (617)832-4761 or write:
FEMA Region I
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Division
99 High Street 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02110-2132
Maine Floodplain Management Program
Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
93 SHS/Williams Pavilion
17 Elkins Lane
Augusta, Maine 04333-0093
Sue Baker, CFM