2017 florida building code wind map. The 6th edition 2017 florida building codes and 2014 national electric code is effective for all permits applied for on or after december 31 2017. Asce 7 defines three exposure categories exposures b c and d. The effects of hurricane andrew in florida proved to be at the time the costliest disaster in the states history as well as the then costliest on record in the united states. The team ensures the building requirements are fully met by providing information and guidance through the permitting process.
The characteristics of the ground roughness and surface irregularities in the vicinity of a building influence the wind loading. The building inspection office is responsible for the examination of building plans and specifications to insure structural soundness and conformity with the adopted building codes and the issuance of building permits. Each criteria selected narrows the scope of your search so be sure to start broad by selecting only one or two criteria. You can search for products by fl number or by any search criteria.
Bs 7013 flood hazard areas. In flood hazard areas alterations that constitute substantial improvement shall require that the building comply with section 1612 of the florida building code building or section r322 of the florida building code residential as applicable. The scope of the international building code ibc includes all buildings except detached one and two family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. The building department provides professional certified services for the enforcement of the countys codes related to land development and the state of florida regulations relating to the health safety and welfare of residents and visitors of nassau county.
The building inspection office visit the page to request an inspection online. The primary responsibility of the building division is to protect the health safety and welfare of the general public through enforcement of the state of florida building codes and statues.