Florida Building Code

Florida Building Code, Permit and License Information

Updated: 5/25/21

Florida Building Code Agency

Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Florida Building Commission (FBC);
2601 Blair Stone Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-487-1824

What Florida Building Code Editions Are Adopted:

  • 2018 International Building Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code with state amendments
  • 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Residential Code with state amendments

The 2020 Florida Construction Code is based on the 2017 Florida Building Code (FBC).  Updates to the 2018 International Construction Codes were considered, but not all 2018 I-Code updates were approved for inclusion in the 2020 FBC.

Florida adopted the 2017 NEC.

The International Green Construction Code is voluntary for cities and counties and is an option of state owned, leased, operated and financed buildings.

The International Property Maintenance Code is voluntary for cities and counties.

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

State code must be enforced in local jurisdictions.

State Website https://www.state.fl.us
State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of Florida.
State Building Code The 2020 Florida Construction Codes are based on the 2018 I-Codes and includes adoption of the 2017 NEC.

  • 2018 International Building Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code with state amendments
  • 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code with state amendments
  • 2018 International Residential Code with state amendments
State Licensing Division https://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cilb/
State Environmental Permit https://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/info/permitting.htm
Florida Building Code by County
Florida Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2015
2015 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2015
2015 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
Not Adopted
Electrical
Electric Code
2014
2014 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2015
2015 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
2015
2015 IPC
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2015
2015 IFGC
Green
Green Construction Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2015
2015 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
2015
2015 IEBC
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
Not Adopted
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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