Local Ordinance & Building Code Resources
Please review pertinent materials on this page for your local ordinance needs. After reviewing them, if you have questions or need further guidance, please email us at Flood.Ordinance@em.myflorida.com.
UPDATED! Frequently Asked Questions
Is action required? Are we required to use the FBC-coordinated model ordinance? Will DEM review our existing regulations for sufficiency? What are the most common mistakes communities make when working with the model? What about higher standards? And many more!
Local Ordinance Adoption Resources Final January 15, 2013 Documents
IMPORTANT: Use <track changes> to tailor the model ordinance for you community and send it to Flood.Ordinance@em.myflorida.com well in advance of your first reading.
- Communities with Both Zones A and Zones V
NFIP Checklist (Comparing Model to NFIP Regulations)
- FEMA Approval of State Model Ordinance
- Powerpoint slides for use at meetings, to introduce and explain the ordinance
- General Instructions for adding higher standards
- Additional Elevation (Freeboard)
- Cumulative Substantial Improvement
- Coastal A Zone (regulating as V Zone)
- Repetitive Loss Flooding (to qualify for Increased Cost of Compliance benefits)
- Location Limits for Manufactured Homes
- SI/SD Sample Notice (from FEMA P-758)
- V Zone Design Certificate
- Declaration of Land Restriction (Non-conversion Agreement)
- Agreement to Submit Elevation Certificate
Building Code Resources
- Flood provisions of the 5th Edition Florida Building Code Coming Soon!
- Highlights of ASCE 24-14 Flood Resistant Design and Construction (FEMA) Coming Soon!
- Flood provisions of the 2010 Florida Building Code
- Highlights of ASCE 24-05 Flood Resistant Design and Construction (FEMA)
Community Responsibilities for Participation in the NFIP
- Building A Safer Florida (BASF): Flood Resistant Construction and the 2010 Florida Building Code
Online Training for the Flood Provisions of the 2010 Building Code
Module I: Introduction to Flood in the Code
Module II: FBC, Building Volume
Module III: FBC, Residential Volume
Module IV: FBC, Existing Building Volume
Module V: FBC, Mechanical, Plumbing & Fuel Gas Volumes
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