FEMA elevation certificates for Massachusetts are now easier and quicker than ever before. That’s because FEMA has a feature for requesting a change in a property’s flood zone designation online. With the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC), professional land surveyors can now request a change online. This is great for clients who believe their property has been inadvertently placed in a Special Flood Hazard Zone. In the past, this request had to be mailed and took much longer.
This allows for a much more efficient and quicker process. Applicants can even check their status in real-time. This is especially valuable in Massachusetts for elevation certificates as FEMA frequently updates their inventory of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). These updates place many properties in the Special Flood Hazard Area which were previously not designated as such. As a result, demand for elevation certificates and property surveys in Massachusetts has dramatically increased. To learn more, contact Massachusetts Survey Consultants at (617) 899-0703 or visit FEMA online at https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/onlinelomc/signin