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Florida Building Codes


This building codes section is undergoing maintenance. For the most up-to-date building codes, you can go directly to http://www.iccsafe.org

Building Codes References

Florida has a statewide building code; under certain strictly defined conditions, local governments may amend requirements to be more stringent than the code.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeFlorida Building Code 2010 (2009 IBC)Online
Structural CodeFlorida Building Code 2010 (2009 IBC)Online
Plumbing CodeFlorida Building Code 2010 (2009 IPC)Online
Mechanical CodeFlorida Building Code 2010 (2009 IMC) Online
Electrical CodeNFPA 70Online
Fire/Life Safety CodeFlorida Fire Prevention CodeOnline
Accessibility CodeADAAG (Florida State Accessibility Code)Dept. of Community Affairs, (850) 487-1824
Local jurisdictions may not amend
Energy Code2010 Florida Building CodeOnline
Local jurisdictions may not amend
Elevator Code2010 Florida Building CodeBureau of Elevator Safety, (850) 488-9097 and online
Gas Code2010 Florida Building Code (2009)IFGCOnline
Boiler CodeASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel CodeOnline
Other CodesFlorida's Dept. of Health (DOH) has regulations pertaining to the construction of public swimming pools, hotels/motels, food establishments and health care facilities. In addition, all plans for the construction of public swimming pools must be reviewed and provided with a permit by the Dept. of Health before construction can begin. Check out the DOH Web site for details. Information also is available at: Florida Building Code Site.

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralDiv. of Codes & Standards, Dept. of Comm. Affairs
Phone: (850) 487-1824
Fax: (850) 414-8436
PlumbingDiv. of Codes & Standards, Dept. of Comm. Affairs
Phone: (850) 487-1824

Other Building Codes