FEMA Forms and Technical Bulletins
Forms Needed to Request Changes to FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
LOMA = Letter of Map Amendment
- MT-EZ Form
Use for Single Lot LOMA; NO FILL involved
- MT-1 Forms
Use for: (1) Multi-Lot LOMAs, & (2) LOMR-F (Letters of Map Revision based on FILL)
- MT-2 Forms
Use for changes to FIRMs based on better data (i.e., updated hydrology or topography) or changes to the BFE or floodway (i.e., due to projects like bridges/culverts, flood control levees, etc.)
- Other versions of these forms (including fillable versions) are also available.
- New LOMA & LOMR-F Application Options - (1) Streamlined LOMA using 2-foot contours from LiDAR, & (2) Online LOMA & LOMR-F applications
- How to Apply For a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Amendment - Out as Shown (LOMA-OAS) Using Form MT-EZ
- FEMA LOMA / LOMR-F Tutorial Series - Learn more about LOMAs and LOMR-Fs and filling out and printing the forms on-line.
- FEMA information on the Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letter of Map Revision based on Fill (LOMR-F) and Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) processes
Technical Bulletins Available from FEMA
As of March 1998, the following FEMA Technical Bulletins are available. (Only those applicable to Minnesota are included):
- User's Guide to Technical Bulletins(Technical Bulletin 0 - 2009)
Provides a list of available technical bulletins, a key word/subject reference index for all the bulletins, and information about how to obtain copies of the bulletins.
- Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures (Technical Bulletin 1) (2008)
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the requirement for openings in below-Base Flood Elevation foundation walls for buildings located in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH. (* Note: On pages 6-7, Technical Bulletin 11 is referenced. The options covered in TB 11 are not allowed in Minnesota.)
- Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements (Technical Bulletin 2) (2008)
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the required use of flood-damage resistant construction materials for building components located below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).
- 3-93 Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning watertight construction and the required certification for flood proofed non-residential buildings in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH whose lowest floors are below the Base Flood Elevation.
- Technical Bulletin 4, Elevator Installation (2010)
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the installation of elevators below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).
- 6-93 Below-Grade Parking Requirements
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the design of below-grade parking garages beneath buildings located in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH.
- 7-93 Wet Floodproofing Requirements
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning wet floodproofing of certain types of structures located in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH.
- 10-01 Ensuring that Structures Built on Fill In or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas are Reasonably Safe From Flooding
* This technical bulletin discusses building techniques, including the use of fill, that can be used to ensure structures are reasonably safe from flooding.
(* Note: In Minnesota, the techniques listed in Technical Bulletin 10-01 are only allowed if the community amends their floodplain management ordinance and adopts the technical bulletin. Currently, only the cities of St. Paul and Stillwater have amended their floodplain regulations to make Technical Bulletin 10-01 applicable.)
Other FEMA Forms (Elevation & Flood Proofing Certificate)
- FEMA Elevation Certificates
Use this form to document the surveyed elevations on a property (i.e., lowest floor, lowest adjacent grade, etc.). This form is required for most map appeals to FEMA (i.e., LOMAs - Letter of Map Amendment; LOMR-F - Letter of Map Revision based on Fill) and by many communities to verify structures have been built as permitted/proposed (for "as-built" elevations).
- FEMA Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Buildings
- Residential Basement Floodproofing Certificate (for communities with formal FEMA basement exception)
Other FEMA Technical Resources
- Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings (2013)
- Engineering Principles and Practices (for retrofitting residential) – (updated 2012)
- Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage (1999)
- FEMA Building Science web page with links to these and other technical assistance documents
- FEMA Substantial Damage/Substantial Improvement Desk Reference (May 2010)