Where can I view or obtain a copy of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) or Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for my area?


Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Flood Insurance Study (FIS) texts, and other flood-map-related products are available from a variety of sources. One of the easiest ways to view the flood maps is to view scanned versions of the materials at the FEMA Flood Map Store.

You may also use this site to order the images on a CD-ROM or on-line download. The scanned maps are available for purchase at the individual, community, county and state kit levels.

An image viewer, called Flood Map Image Tool (F-MIT) Basic version 1.0, is also packaged with the scanned maps on CD-ROM. It allows customers to view, zoom in and pan the image. In addition, F-MIT enables customers to create a "FIRMette" - a section of the map at 100-percent scale that can be printed on standard paper sizes - letter (8 1/2" x 11"), legal (8 1/2" x 14"), and tabloid (11" x 17"). The F-MIT Basic image viewer can be downloaded directly from this Flood Map Store website at no cost.

Alternatively, you may use this site to place an online order for paper copies of the maps or texts. You may also call the Map Service Center toll-free at 1-800-358-9616 to place a telephone order.

If you would like to examine the maps and speak with someone knowledgeable about your local circumstances, you may also contact your local map repository, an office that keeps the FEMA maps for public reference and use. This office is usually in your local planning, engineering, or public works department.

Last Updated: 2007-01-08 11:11:42.0

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