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New – Florida Building Code – March 15th, 2012

The 2010 edition of the Florida Building Code will implement on March 15, 2012. This date has been established through rule. All jurisdictions in Florida must follow this provision.

Any permit with an application date of March 15, 2012 or later will be governed by the 2010 edition of the FBC. A permit applied for prior to that date will be governed by the 2007 edition of the FBC.

The FBC provision below, is also found in Florida Statute 553. When FBC makes reference to the effective date of the FBC, that means 3/15/2012 for this next edition.

105.3 Application for permit. To obtain a permit, the applicant shall first file an application therefore in writing on a form furnished by the building department for that purpose. Permit application forms shall be in the format prescribed by a local administrative board, if applicable, and must comply with the requirements of Section 713.135(5) and (6), Florida Statutes .

Each application shall be inscribed with the date of application, and the code in effect as of that date. For a building permit for which an application is submitted prior to the effective date of the Florida Building Code, the state minimum building code in effect in the permitting jurisdiction on the date of the application governs the permitted work for the life of the permit and any extension granted to the permit.