Development In The Floodplain

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will suspend processing Applications of Letters of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-Fs) and Conditional Letters of Map Revision based on fill (CLOMR-Fs) in the City of Los Angeles, starting August 14, 2020. Applications for new LOMR-Fs or CLOMR-Fs received prior to August 14, 2020 will be processed and completed, assuming that all necessary information has been provided.  Requests to reopen CLOMR-F and LOMR-Fs closed due to inactivity must also be received prior to August 14, 2020.  Requests received after August 14, 2020 will be suspended with no determination, and a notice of suspension will be sent to the applicant. Any questions about the effects of FEMA’s implementation of this decision on floodplain management, or questions about the consultation process with the Services, should be directed to Julia Gillespie at 510-627-7248 or nfip-esa-consultation-2020@fema.dhs.gov.

Protecting Your Property

Protecting property from flood damage is one of the steps taken to reduce property damage. The Home Owners Guide for Flood, Storm Debris and Erosion Control offers information on how residents can take practical measures to protecting their home. It is offered on the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety website (https://ladbs.org/) located by clicking here: Home Owners Guide.

FEMA has also provided various educational resources on their online library concerning these protective measures at: https://www.fema.gov/multimedia-library.

Permit Information

Permit information can be found on the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety website at: http://ladbs.org/. Additionally the Bureau of Engineering website offers various permit manuals for a wide variety of topics at https://eng.lacity.org/techdocs/permits/index.htm.

Documents you should have before making your appointment with the Stormwater group – National Flood Insurance program Section at ( 213 ) 485-4820: Information before Making an Appointment.