Obtaining Lee County's Concurrence
Consumers have options for correcting Flood Insurance Rate Maps. All options involve an application directly to FEMA. In some cases, documentation from Lee County is required.
Parcel owners may apply directly to FEMA to change the flood zone of their parcel. Letters of Map Correction include these options, which can be accomplished online and are reasonable for residential and small business property owners:
- Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) – If the lowest adjacent grade of a structure or if the entire parcel meets or exceeds the base flood elevation, FEMA may amend the zone to place the structure or the entire parcel in the X Zone. A FEMA Elevation Certificate or elevation data certified by a licensed surveyor must accompany this application. Lee County acknowledgement is required only if the parcel is in a regulatory floodway.
- Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F) – If the parcel is not in a regulatory floodway, fill may be added to raise either the lowest adjacent grade of the structure or the entire parcel to the base flood elevation, thereby allowing FEMA to place it in the X Zone. A FEMA Elevation Certificate or elevation data certified by a licensed surveyor must accompany this application. Lee County acknowledgement is required.
In addition, flood zones or base flood elevations may be changed through hydraulics and/or hydrology modeling. These applications are usually undertaken by large property owners, developers or neighborhood associations.
- Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) – A professional engineer may submit certified, updated hydraulics and/or hydrology modeling to revise the base flood elevation or flood zone or to exclude the property from the Special Flood Hazard Area or the Coastal High Hazard Area. Lee County concurrence is required.
- Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) – A professional engineer may submit certified, updated hydraulics and/or hydrology modeling to show that proposed construction would result in a new base flood elevation or zone or exclusion from the Special Flood Hazard Area or the Coastal High Hazard Area. Lee County concurrence is required.
To request assistance for all FEMA documents:
- Scan and email forms to FIRMinfo@leegov.com
- Mail forms to Lee County Floodplain Administrator, Department of Community Development, P.O. Box 398, Fort Myers FL, 33902-0398
- Call 239-533-8585
Incorporated areas of Lee County are also members of the National Flood Insurance Program. For assistance with FEMA documents in those areas, please contact:
- Bonita Springs: 239-949-6262
- Cape Coral: 239-574-0553
- Estero: 239--221-5036
- Fort Myers: 239-321-7925
- Fort Myers Beach: 239-765-0202
- Sanibel: 239-472-3700
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