FEMA’s 50% Rule

FEMA’s 50% rule prohibits repairs and improvements on damaged homes exceeding 50% of their market value unless the entire residential structure is brought up to the most current floodplain management regulations. On this page, we have brought together in one place all the information and FAQs about the 50% Rule. Please review this information and if you have additional questions, please email buildingpermits@fmbgov.com.

FMB 50% Rule FAQ

FEMA 50% Rule FAQ

FEMA Substantial Improvement / Substantial Damage Desk Reference (In-Depth Information)