Codes/Standards


Applicable Building Codes for the State of Florida and the University of Florida

The 2017 Florida Building Code is now in effect. 

All permit plans shall clearly indicate the code editions and standards used for the design of the project, along with the appropriate edition year.

Plans that do not include this information will be rejected and the issuance of the Building Permit will be delayed until such information is recorded on the permit plans. It is not acceptable to list the codes, standards and edition years in the specifications. We do not archive the specifications and this information needs to be available for future reference.

Acceptable example Unacceptable example
This project was designed in accordance with these Codes and Standards This project was designed in accordance with these Codes and Standards
2014 Florida Building Code  Florida Building Code(s)
2014 Plumbing Code  Florida Fire Prevention Code
NFPA 13 (2010)  NFPA 13 (Latest edition)
NFPA 70 (2011)  NFPA 70
(List all applicable codes)  

The following documents have been adopted by the State Fire Marshal and shall become effective January 1, 2018.

NFPA Publications

National Fire Protection Association, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169-7471.

  • NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2013
  • NFPA 11, Standard for Low-, Medium-, and High-Expansion Foam, 2010
  • NFPA 12, Standard on Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems, 2011
  • NFPA 12A, Standard on Halon 1301 Fire Extinguishing Systems, 2009
  • NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013
  • NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2013
  • NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four Stories in Height, 2013
  • NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2013
  • NFPA 15, Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, 2012
  • NFPA 16, Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems,

2011 edition.

  • NFPA 17, Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2013
  • NFPA 17A, Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2013
  • NFPA 20, Standard for Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, 2013
  • NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2014
  • NFPA 30, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code, 2015
  • NFPA 30B, Code for the Manufacture and Storage of Aerosol Products, 2015
  • NFPA 31, Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment, 2011
  • NFPA 40, Standard for the Storage and Handling of Cellulose Nitrate Film, 2011
  • NFPA 45, Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals, 2011
  • NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code, 2015
  • NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code, 2014
  • NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code®, 2014
  • NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013
  • NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2013
  • NFPA 82, Standard on Incinerators and Waste and Linen Handling Systems and Equipment, 2014
  • NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures, 2015
  • NFPA 90A, Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, 2015 edition.
  • NFPA 90B, Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Systems, 2015 edition.
  • NFPA 91, Standard for Exhaust Systems for Air Conveying of Vapors, Gases, Mists, and Noncombustible Particulate Solids, 2010
  • NFPA 92, Standard for Smoke Control Systems, 2012
  • NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, 2014
  • NFPA 99, Health Care Facilities Code, 2015
  • NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety, 2013
  • NFPA 105, Standard for Smoke Door Assemblies and Other Opening Protectives, 2013
  • NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2013
  • NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2013 edition.
  • NFPA 160, Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience, 2011
  • NFPA 170, Standard for Fire Safety and Emergency Symbols, 2012
  • NFPA 204, Standard for Smoke and Heat Venting, 2012
  • NFPA 211, Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel–Burning Appliances, 2013 edition.
  • NFPA 221, Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls, 2015 edition.
  • NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, 2013 edition.
  • NFPA 252, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies, 2012
  • NFPA 253, Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source, 2011
  • NFPA 257, Standard on Fire Test for Window and Glass Block Assemblies, 2012
  • NFPA 259, Standard Test Method for Potential Heat of Building Materials, 2013
  • NFPA 260, Standard Methods of Tests and Classification System for Cigarette Ignition Resistance of Components of Upholstered Furniture, 2013
  • NFPA 261, Standard Method of Test for Determining Resistance of Mock-Up Upholstered Furniture Material Assemblies to Ignition by Smoldering Cigarettes, 2013
  • NFPA 265, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Room Fire Growth Contribution of Textile or Expanded Vinyl Wall Coverings on Full Height Panels and Walls, 2011
  • NFPA 286, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Evaluating Contribution of Wall and Ceiling Interior Finish to Room Fire Growth, 2011
  • NFPA 288, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Floor Fire Door Assemblies Installed Horizontally in Fire Resistance–Rated Floor Systems, 2012
  • NFPA 289, Standard Method of Fire Test for Individual Fuel Packages, 2013
  • NFPA 400, Hazardous Materials Code, 2013 edition.
  • NFPA 415, Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways, 2013
  • NFPA 418, Standard for Heliports, 2011
  • NFPA 701, Standard Methods of Fire Tests for Flame Propagation of Textiles and Films, 2010 edition.
  • NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant–Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials, 2015
  • NFPA 720, Standard for the Installation of Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detection and Warning Equipment, 2015
  • NFPA 731, Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems, 2015
  • NFPA 750, Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems, 2015
  • NFPA 914, Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures, 2010
  • NFPA 1123, Code for Fireworks Display, 2010
  • NFPA 1124, Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage, and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles, 2006
  • NFPA 1126, Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience, 2011
  • NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, 2012

References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections

  • NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2015
  • NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013
  • NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2013
  • NFPA 88A, Standard for Parking Structures, 2015
  • NFPA 221, Standard for High Challenge Fire Walls, Fire Walls, and Fire Barrier Walls, 2015 edition.
  • NFPA 252, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies, 2012
  • NFPA 253, Standard Method of Test for Critical Radiant Flux of Floor Covering Systems Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source, 2011
  • NFPA 288, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Floor Fire Door Assemblies Installed Horizontally in Fire Resistance– Rated Floor Systems, 2012
  • NFPA 301, Code for Safety to Life from Fire on Merchant Vessels, 2013
  • NFPA 415, Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways, 2013
  • NFPA 703, Standard for Fire Retardant-Treated Wood and Fire-Retardant Coatings for Building Materials, 2015
  • NFPA 914, Code for Fire Protection of Historic Structures, 2010
  • NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, 2014