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.

Higher Standards

Sample Forms

5th Edition (2014) Florida Building Code

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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