While amendments to the Florida Building Code are generally initiated by members of the Board of Rules and Appeals, by building code enforcement professionals or by the construction industry, anyone may propose a code change. The procedure for such a proposal is relatively simple. First, one must select the specific section in the Florida Building Code which is deemed to need revision. Next, on a form specified by the Board of Rules and Appeals, state the desired change, the reason for it, and any economic impact it might have on the public.
The proposal is then evaluated by the appropriate Board committee(s), and then passed on to the full Board with committee recommendations. It is important to remember, however, that Florida law allows the Board of Rules and Appeals to make changes in the Florida Building Code which result in equal or greater public safety. The Board of Rules and Appeals does not have the legal authority to make the Florida Building Code less restrictive.
Florida Building Code - 7th Edition (2020)
Effective Date: December 31, 2020
7th Edition (2020) Florida Building Code, Chapter 1 (Municode)
Chapter 1, Appendix A (Revised November 17, 2022)
FBC (2020) - BUILDING Technical Amendments
FBC (2020) - MECHANICAL Technical Amendments
FBC (2020) - PLUMBING Technical Amendments
FBC (2020) - RESIDENTIAL Technical Amendments
Florida Building Code - 6th Edition (2017)
Effective January 1, 2018
6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code - Chapter I (with Amendments Effective through March 19, 2020)