LOMRS | Zone Determination | FEMA Evaluation Certificates

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) establishes certain building design and construction requirements for habitable buildings (dwellings, building additions) and non-habitable buildings (garages, studios, barns, etc.) within floodplains. Requirements also apply to site grading, dredging, fill placement, mining, drilling, and temporary and permanent storage of equipment and other materials within the floodplain. Within the unincorporated Ventura County, development proposed within a floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit from the Public works Agency prior to the issuance of a Building Permit or Grading Permit. These requirements are set out in Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 59 and 60, as well as in County of Ventura Floodplain Management Ordinance 4521, as amended.  Please be aware that all building and site elevations must be based on the NAVD 1988 datum.

Compliance with these requirements helps minimize the risk of flood damage to new and substantially improved/ repaired / remodeled buildings. Compliance also helps to ensure that the County’s flood protection program remains in good standing with the NFIP thereby benefitting all floodplain property owners by being able to obtain as low a flood insurance coverage premium as possible.

Incorporating all applicable flood protection requirements in your initial construction plan submittal to the County can help expedite the permit review process and avoid possible costly building design revisions later on in the process.

Contact the Public Works Agency Development and Inspection Services Division to obtain a Floodplain Development Permit.

Nyeland Acres LOMR

Dear Property Owner,

 On August 14, 2015, the County of Ventura was successful in removing a large area of developed properties in the Nyeland Acres area from the FEMA 100-year floodplain which for this location is designated as a “Zone AO” Special Flood Hazard Area that was susceptible to flood depths of two feet.  This flooding was reduced to a “Zone X” (shaded) floodplain with the construction of the Nyeland Drain Tributary Storm Drain System.  The “Zone X” shaded floodplain is referred to as a 0.2% chance floodplain or 500-year floodplain and flood insurance is not mandatory in this zone.  On this website there are two Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) documents that FEMA has published which you can download and show to your insurance agent and lender.  We have created an exhibit to show the “Before” and “After” mapping situation to demonstrate that the Nyeland Acres area is no longer in a 100-year floodplain.

If you own property within the former “Zone AO” floodplain and have been required by your lender to maintain flood insurance for the Zone AO floodplain, you may be able to obtain a refund for one-year’s flood insurance premium.  Please discuss this opportunity and what documentation you will need with your insurance provider.

As a precaution, there is a chance for flooding and low cost flood insurance is available.  Please discuss the benefits of low cost flood insurance with your insurance provider.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim O’Tousa,  Development & Inspection Services Manager, at (805)654-3027 or via email at Jim.OTousa@ventura.org

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How to determine if your house is in a floodplain
  1. Visit FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center website: https://msc.fema.gov/portal to locate flood maps for your area.
  2. Enter your address in the box on the left side of the page to pull up a map of your area.
  3. Several options will appear at the center of the screen: View Map, Save Map and Interactive Map.
  4. The “View Map” option will take you to the official map and these maps are what organizations will use to determine your properties floodplain applicability
  5. The “Interactive Map” option utilizes a friendly interface to determine your floodplain applicability, however, not all areas are mapped digitially and you may need to refer back to the “View Map” option.
  6. Determine your Zone Classification. Any areas highlighted with a color or hatch are considerd to be within a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Any areas within a SFHA have restictions to development and a floodplain development permit may be required.
Zone Classifications
Zone C, Zone X Areas   determined to be outside 500-year floodplain determined to be outside the1% and 0.2% annual chance   floodplains.
Zone B Areas   of 500-year flood; areas of 100-year flood  with average depths of less   than 1   foot   or with drainage areas less than 1 square mile; and areas protected by levees   from   100-year flood.  An area inundated by 0.2% annual chance flooding.
Zone A         An   area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding, for which no BFEs have beendetermined.
Zone AE    An   area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding, for which BFEs have beendetermined.
Zone AH  An   area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding (usually an area of ponding),for which BFEs have been   determined; flood depths range from 1 to 3 feet.
Zone AO An   area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding (usually sheet flow on slopingterrain), for which average depths   have been determined; flood depths range from   1 to 3   feet.
Zone AR An   area inundated by flooding, for which BFEs or average depths have beendetermined.  This is an area   that was previously, and will again, be protected fromthe 1% annual chance flood by a   Federal flood protection system whose   restoration   is Federally funded and underway.
Zone A1-A30 An   area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding, for which BFEs have beendetermined.
Zone D         An   area of undetermined but possible flood hazards.
Zone VE    An   area inundated by 1% annual chance flooding with velocity hazard(wave action); BFEs have been   determined.


FEMA Elevation Certificates


Permit Number APN Address Link to Form
FD20-0002 500-0-410-485 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark (Restrooms) FORM
FD20-0002 500-0-410-485 3370 Sunset Valley Rd., Moorpark (Dressing Room) FORM
FD18-0027 046-0-191-030 1949 Pasadena Ave., Fillmore FORM
FD18-0026 040-0-030-115 14555 Ojai Rd., Ojai (Garage) FORM
FD18-0026 040-0-030-115 14555 Ojai Rd., Ojai (Residence) FORM
FD18-0026 040-0-030-115 14597 Ojai Rd., Ojai FORM
FD18-0026 040-0-030-115 14633 Ojai Rd., Ojai FORM
FD18-0026 040-0-030-115 14665 Ojai Rd., Ojai FORM
FD18-0024 046-0-191-030 1949 Pasadena Ave., Fillmore (Barn) FORM
FD18-0024 046-0-191-030 1949 Pasadena Ave., Fillmore (Garage) FORM
FD18-0022 694-0-170-195 1200 Hidden Valley Rd., THOUSAND OAKS FORM
FD15-0003 230-0-071-135 645 W LAGUNA RD Building 11B, CAMARILLO FORM
FD15-0002 034-0-050-265 10676 Creek Rd., OJAI FORM
FD14-0003 029-0-100-060 4220 GRAND AVE, OJAI FORM
FD14-0004 061-0-190-170 8665 N VENTURA AVE, VENTURA FORM
FD14-0013 061-0-190-230 57 RANCH RD, VENTURA FORM
FD14-0023 046-0-110-085 933 RIVERSIDE AVE Shed, FILLMORE FORM
FD13-0003 099-0-110-095 936 MISSION ROCK RD, SANTA PAULA FORM
FD13-0010 060-4-130-538 5300 6TH ST, CARPINTERIA FORM
FD13-0017 061-0-212-015 93 SEYMORE DR, VENTURA FORM
FD13-0029 034-0-050-195 10738 CREEK RD, OJAI FORM
FD13-0036 030-0-120-115 5164 REEVES RD, OJAI FORM
FD13-0039 500-0-010-05 1150 1/2 CHAMBERBURGS RD, FILLMORE FORM
FD12-0012 520-0-180-135 800 S VICTORIA AVE, VENTURA FORM
FD12-0015 060-0-440-375 5412 RINCON BEACH PARK DR, VENTURA FORM
FD12-0033 046-0-110-085 933 RIVERSIDE AVE Barn, FILLMORE FORM
FD12-0028 234-0-090-850 350 HUENEME RD, CAMARILLO FORM
FD11-0001 230-0-071-135 645 W LAGUNA RD Security, CAMARILLO FORM
FD11-0003 060-0-360-255 3006 SOLIMAR BEACH DR, VENTURA FORM
FD11-0004 014-0-090-835 1888 GARST LN, OJAI FORM
FD11-0007 035-0-010-190 12516 CREEK RD, OJAI FORM
FD11-0011 230-0-071-135 645 W LAGUNA RD Electrical Equipment, CAMARILLO FORM
FD11-0013 520-0-100-600 1121 ROCKY HIGH RD, CAMARILLO FORM
FD11-0016 046-0-183-105 1318 SAN CAYETANO ST, FILLMORE FORM
FD11-0022 046-0-193-140 1765 PASADENA AVE, FILLMORE FORM
FD10-0008 046-0-201-010 1203 S SESPE ST, FILLMORE FORM
FD10-0009 516-0-181-055 12328 SAN SEBASTION COURT, CAMARILLO FORM
FD10-0013 060-0-360-355 2956 SOLIMAR BEACH RD, VENTURA FORM
FD10-0019 099-0-060-545 909 MISSION ROCK RD, SANTA PAULA FORM
FD09-0001 090-0-190-165 1028 MISSION ROCK RD, SANTA PAULA FORM
FD09-0003 230-0-072-075 2487 LAGUNA RD, CAMARILLO FORM
FD09-0006 060-0-430-025 5368 RINCON BEACH PARK DR, VENTURA FORM
FD09-0012 024-0-103-100 275 AVENIDA DEL RECREO, OJAI FORM
FD09-0020 028-0-140-015 2033 GRAND AVE, OJAI FORM
FD09-0022 016-0-210-035 3838 PIRU CANYON RD, PIRU FORM
FD09-0032 024-0-103-210 183 AVENIDA DE LA ENTRADA, OJAI FORM
FD09-0034 035-0-120-165 SR 33 (PM7.9), OAK VIEW FORM
FD08-0001 062-0-032-215 6801 WHEELER CANYON RD, SANTA PAULA FORM
FD08-0003 035-0-050-055 11730 CREEK RD, OJAI FORM
FD08-0008 056-0-115-060 474 RIVER ST, PIRU FORM
FD08-0011 230-0-071-135 645 W LAGUNA RD Bridge, CAMARILLO FORM
FD08-0017 110-0-240-075 4221 SAND CANYON RD, SOMIS FORM
FD08-0022 234-0-110-460 6464 WOOD RD, OXNARD FORM
FD08-0024 029-0-100-485 4356 GRAND AVE FORM
FD08-0027 024-0-101-150 312 AVENIDA DE LA VEREDA, OJAI FORM
FD08-0030 110-0-170-255 4490 BRADLEY RD, SOMIS FORM
FD08-0031 230-0-071-135 645 W LAGUNA RD Solar Array, CAMARILLO FORM
FD07-0001 107-0-030-135 59 Whipple Rd, Santa Paula FORM
FD07-0002 056-0-115-040 476 River St, Piru FORM
FD07-0004 108-0-161-075 4415 Waters Rd, Moorpark FORM
FD07-0007 035-0-100-315 10024 Old Creek Rd, Oakview FORM
FD07-0011 014-0-090-210 3727 Thacher Rd, Ojai FORM
FD07-0016 108-0-150-145 6921 Solano Verde, Somis FORM
FD07-0019 014-0-080-240 2108 Ladera Rd, Ojai FORM
FD07-0024 700-0-080-335 11460 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu FORM
FD07-0027 061-0-212-315 8376 Edison Dr, Ventura FORM
FD07-0037 230-0-071-135 645 West Laguna Rd Greenhouse #6, Camarillo FORM
FD07-0044 028-0-120-115 GORMAN AND CARNE RD, OJAI AVE FORM
FD07-0048 060-0-100-380 5674 W PACIFIC COAST HWY, VENTURA FORM
FD07-0050 030-0-040-225 5357 REEVES RD, OJAI FORM
FD06-0007 029-0-010-145 3584 Calle Moreno, Ojai FORM
FD06-0010 029-0-060-270 4101 Grand Ave, Ojai FORM
FD06-0013 046-0-193-140 1765 Pasadena Ave, Fillmore FORM
FD06-0016 060-0-370-305 2862 Solimar Beach Rd, Ventura FORM
FD06-0021 029-0-010-120 1197 McNell Rd, Ojai FORM
FD06-0023 029-0-070-140 4685 Grand Ave, Ojai FORM
FD06-0025 516-0-230-085 11639 Charisma Ct, Santa Rosa Valley FORM
FD05-0028 010-0-191-110 1128 Meyer Rd, Ojai FORM
FD05-0032 024-0-111-230 483 Avenida De La Vereda, Ojai FORM
FD05-0040 035-0-090-290 9940 Creek Rd, Oakview FORM
FD05-0042 014-0-090-050 1737 McNell Rd FORM