2017 florida building code wind map. 3 exposure b is the roughest terrain and exposure d is the smoothest. 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. 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 scope of the international building code ibc includes all buildings except detached one and two family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.
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. Each criteria selected narrows the scope of your search so be sure to start broad by selecting only one or two criteria. Chapter 2 definitions section 201 general 2011 scope. Bs 7013 flood hazard areas.
The building inspection office visit the page to request an inspection online. Unless otherwise expressly stated the following words and terms shall for the purposes of this code have the meanings shown in this chapter. The characteristics of the ground roughness and surface irregularities in the vicinity of a building influence the wind loading. For the most current adoptions details go to.
The team ensures the building requirements are fully met by providing information and guidance through the permitting process. 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.