Flood Risk Protest / Appeal Status
Flood Risk Protest / Appeal Status
 

The Public Comment Period has ended for this map update process. But if after reviewing the updated map, you still feel the flood map boundaries are incorrect on your property, you can apply for a Letter of Map Amendment. A Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) is a federal document that identifies that there should be no flood insurance requirement placed on the mortgage holder's property because the primary structure and all attached areas (screen enclosures, garages, etc) are out of the high-risk area. Elevation certificates or other documents may be used to demonstrate that the structure and the lowest adjacent grade are above the proposed flood elevation or that the footprint of the structure is not within the horizontal boundary of the high-risk area. To learn more about the LOMA process, you can visit the following FEMA website: http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/ot_lmreq.shtm or contact FEMA’s Map Assistance Center at 1-877-336-2627.

For more information on the flood map update project, call the Citizen Action Center at (813) 272-5900 or leave a message for the Hazard Mitigation Section of the Building Services Division at (813) 307-4510.

This page is designed to assist those people that have already filed a protest or appeal with Hillsborough County. The protest and appeal period was held from December 1, 2006 to February 28, 2007. All appeals and protests were sent to Hillsborough County government to initially review if the technical data submitted by the applicant supported the request. After that determination, they were forwarded onto FEMA for final review and a decision. Following the review of all submitted data, FEMA sent a letter to the local government explaining the resolution of all of the appeals or protests. The decision to deny the request was then forwarded back to the applicant. Approved requests became effective the day after the maps are formally adopted, which was August 28, 2008.
 

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