Who is responsible for changing the flood risk maps?

The Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) update is administered by FEMA. FEMA is responsible for drawing and revising the maps and will adjudicate all appeals. Inquiries seeking technical guidance regarding appeals are directed to the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX), toll free, at 1-877-FEMA-MAP. Spotsylvania County has participated in the review of the flood hazard data collected to prepare the updated maps and reviewed and commented on the preliminary maps once released.  Spotsylvania County is responsible for public outreach and will serve as a point of contact for citizens with questions regarding the process.

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1. Who is responsible for changing the flood risk maps?
2. My house is not within the newly mapped high risk flood area, am I required to get flood insurance?
3. How much will flood insurance cost?
4. My insurance provider does not offer flood insurance, what do I do?
5. How do I submit an appeal?