Community Development Announcements
Florida Building Codes changes
Posted Dec 22, 2020
The effective date for the 7th edition (2020) Florida Building Codes and the 2017 National Electrical Code is December 31, 2020. All applications submitted on, or after, December 31, 2020 shall be designed in accordance with the 7th edition (2020) Florida Building Code for Building, Residential, Existing Building, Energy Conservation, Fuel Gas, Mechanical, Plumbing, and/or the 2017 National Electrical Code. These Codes may be accessed via the following links:
An analysis of the Code changes may be viewed at Florida DBPR’s website as follows:
Please note that all master plans approved under the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Codes will expire on December 31, 2020 and cannot be used for further permitting. New master plans in compliance with the 7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Codes will need to be submitted for review and approval before being used.