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

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  • The Florida Building Code, 8th Edition (2023) is now in effect.

    The following has been adopted by the State Fire Marshal:

    Except as specifically modified by statute or by the State Fire Marshal’s rules, the “Florida Fire Prevention Code, 8th Edition (2023),” which is comprised of the Florida specific edition of NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code® (2021 edition) and the Florida specific edition of NFPA 1, the Fire Code (2021 edition), are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference and are applicable to those buildings and structures specified in paragraphs (a) and (b), of subsection (1), of Section 633.206, F.S.  In addition, the standards outlined in F.A.C 69A-3.012 (1)(a) – (tttttt), except as specifically modified in the rule chapters in rule Division 69A, are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference, as a part of the uniform fire safety standards adopted by rule by the State Fire Marshal and are applicable to those buildings and structures specified in Sections 633.206(1)(a) and (b), F.S.

    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 only. We do not archive the specifications and this information needs to be available for future reference.

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    This project was designed in accordance with these Codes and
    Standards
    This project was designed in accordance with these Codes and
    Standards
    Florida Building Code,
    7th Edition
     Florida Building Code(s)
    Florida Building Code – Accessibility, 8th Ed  Florida Fire Prevention Code
    NFPA 13 (2019)  NFPA 13 (Latest edition)
    NFPA 70 NEC, 2020  NFPA 70
    (List all applicable codes)