Who writes/adopts the Florida Building Code?

The Florida Building Code (Code) is based on the International Building Code, which is referred to as the “base code”.  Florida-specific amendments and supplements modify the base code to address issues specific to Florida.  The Florida Building Commission is required to update the Code every three years (Triennial Code Cycle) to incorporate proposed changes from industry and other interested parties and correct conflicts and omissions.  Detailed information on the Code development process can be accessed at:  http://www.floridabuilding.org/cm/cm_faq.aspx.

Is the current Florida Building Code available online?

Yes.  The current and all previous Florida Building Code editions are available online and free of charge at:  https://codes.iccsafe.org/category/Florida?year[]=Current+Adoption&page=1 After following the above link, select the desired code version.

What are the effective dates of the different editions of the Florida Building Code?

Effective dates for the Florida Building Code editions can be accessed at: https://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/publications/new_2020-dates2.pdf

What projects require a building permit?

2010 Florida Building Code – Building, Section 105.1 – Required Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any impact resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.  See also Sections 105.1.1 – 105.1.3 (NOTE:  Permit required conditions are with exceptions as indicated in Section 105.2)  http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?Appo_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0500–599/0553/Sections/0553.79.html

To whom are Florida Building Code violations reported?

Violations of the Florida Building Code should be reported to the building official or other local authority having jurisdiction.  Pursuant to s.553.775, Florida Statutes, the local building official has the authority to enforce the Florida Building Code.

To what wind speed must structures be designed?

Florida Building Code, Chapter 16, Section 1609 designates the minimum wind loads a structure must withstand, based on its location and risk category.  The Ultimate Design Wind Speed maps included in Section 1609 designate wind speed requirements for general areas.  Users are advised to consult the local building official in the specific project location for confirmation of the required wind speed, particularly where contours on the Wind Speed maps divide jurisdictions. Additional information may be found at:  http://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/thecode/resources.htm

Are detectable warnings required at curb ramps and cross walks?

Only projects under DOT regulation 49 CFR 37.21 require detectable warnings.  Please review 406.7 here. https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-ada-standards/ada-standards/chapter-4-accessible-routes#406%20Curb%20Ramps

How do I find the Florida Accessibility Code?

Go to www.floridabuilding.org > click the top button “Florida Building Code” > click “Access the FBC online > click 2010 code > states > Florida > click Accessibility Code volume.

How do I receive updates on Florida Accessibility Code?

Register at www.floridabuilding.org > click on “User Registration “ and provide a valid email address.

How can I get information about Accessibility Waiver deadlines?
What can Florida waive in regards to the Florida Accessibility Code?

Florida can only issue waivers on Florida specific requirements. Please visit the following link for more information : http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=553.509,+F.S&URL=0500-0599/0553/Sections/0553.509.html.

Declaratory Statement/Local Amendments
What is a declaratory statement and how do I request one to be issued?

A declaratory statement is the means for obtaining an opinion from the Florida Building Commission relating to the intent of issues within the scope of the Florida Building Code.  You may obtain information on how to file a request for declaratory statement at this website: http://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/dec_statements/1_request_decs.htm.  You may locate previously published declaratory statements at this link: http://floridabuilding.org/bc/bc_srch.aspx. For additional information, please visit the Floridabuilding.org website link at: http://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/dec_statements/chpt28-105.PDF or contact the Florida Building Commission directly at (850)487-1824.

What is a local amendment and how do I access one for my jurisdiction?

Local amendments are issued by the local government or authority having jurisdiction such as the city, county or municipality in which you reside. Under certain strictly defined conditions, local governments may amend the Florida Building Code to be more stringent. Amendments to the Florida Building Code must be adopted by local ordinance and submitted to the Florida Building Commission via the Building Code Information System at least 30 days prior to being enforced. Adoption and Maintenance The Florida Building Code is adopted and updated triennially by the Florida Building Commission.  Minimum requirements for permitting, plans review and inspections are established by the code; however, local jurisdictions may adopt additional administrative requirements that are more stringent. Local technical amendments are subject to strict criteria established by Section 553.73, F.S. Local amendments may be adopted into the code or repealed when the code is updated triennially.  Local amendments are subject to appeal to the Commission according to the procedures established by Section 553.73, F.S. To determine if a local amendment has been established in your jurisdiction, you may visit the following link: http://floridabuilding.org/bc/bc_srch.aspx or contact your local Building Department (City and/or County). For additional information, please visit the Floridabuilding.org website link at: http://www.floridabuilding.org or contact the Florida Building Commission directly at (850)487-1824.

What are some things I need to know to work successfully when accessing and working within the Building Code Information System (BCIS) and www.floridabuilding.org?

To access the correct website, go to www.floridabuilding.org Training providers must be registered with both DBPR and the Florida Building Commission (FBC) as a training provider. Providers need to have a login and password to use before an advanced course can be submitted or revised. If a password is lost, it will take a minimum of 24 hours for a re-issuance (Please secure). Interaction on the BCIS and with the (FBC) is not communication with any of the DBPR licensure boards (is a completely separate action). Before accessing the BCIS or submitting any kind of inquiry within, collect and have ready the following information (at a minimum):

  • BCIS/FBC login and password
  • Any advanced course number (s) (The FBC course number is different from any/each licensure board course number)
  • Code edition/version (year) for a course or course application
  • Name of training provider and/or accreditor
How does an approved training provider submit a course for accreditation?

The course provider will log into (using login and password) the Building Code Information System (BCIS) at www.floridabuilding.org. ALL POP-UP BLOCKERS MUST BE DISABLED ON YOUR COMPUTER TO LOG IN! After logging in, click on “New Course” at the top of the page. This is where the course submission process will start. Submit to the BCIS through the on-screen application:

  • Course title (If this is an advanced course, it should contain the word “Advanced” in the title of  the course and/or “Internet” if appropriate)
  • Course number (Assigned by BCIS)
  • Hours of credit
  • Name, address, telephone number and email address of the provider
  • Course description completely describing what the particular course is designed to address
  • Code edition to which the course relates
  • Course references cited in the outline
  • Methods of course evaluation
  • Target Audience (who is this course for)
  • Number of hours
  • Does the course have previous course approval
  • Subject/Trade Area:  Select all areas that apply

The next step is to upload the appropriate files (training materials) in a PDF format.  The following files are required:

  • Course Syllabus
  • Course Materials (the same materials presented to the participant—not representative or partial)
  • Detailed Course Outline (to include instructional methods)
  • Detailed Course Timeline
  • Learning Objectives

The file names uploaded into the BCIS should not include any symbols and should be limited to 50 characters in length.  Incorrect file names will cause an error in the uploading of documents and the files will not be available for viewing by the selected accreditor, creating a delay in the review of your course. At least 50% of the training materials must contain Florida Building Code, or Florida Statutes or rules related content. Training course materials must accurately reflect the Florida Building Code and topics under the jurisdiction of the Florida Building Commission.

What is the Florida Building Commission training course approval process?

Training providers must be registered with both DBPR and the FBC (FBC cost is $25.00). Only advanced courses are approved by the FBC. Other continuing education courses are approved by the various DBPR licensure boards. Courses are only submitted online, go to www.floridabuilding.org. Click on “Education and Accreditation”, then on “Submit a Course Application”. Complete the on – screen application and upload the appropriate files. As part of filling out the application, choose an accreditor (you will work with accreditor and pay them directly for their services). The accreditor will check and verify that all building code related content in the training materials is up-to-date with the current version of the Florida Building Code (most accreditors take 3-5 business days to complete their review). The accreditor will approve or deny the course materials (If deny, will work with the provider to correct any issues). If the materials are approved by the accreditor, an email will be generated by the BCIS and sent to the training provider and the FBC Education Administrator, stating the course has been accredited and is in “Pending Status” in the BCIS. Also, a BCIS number will be attached to the course (E.g., 123.0). If the course has been placed in “Pending Status” 23 calendar days or more prior to the next FBC meeting, the course will be placed on the next FBC Agenda. If the course was placed in “Pending Status” 22 calendar days or less prior to the next FBC meeting, it will be placed on the following meeting agenda. After a course is placed on the FBC agenda, members of the Education Program Oversight Committee (POC) will also review the course to ensure all building code referenced content is current with the latest version of the building code. The Education POC will then approve or deny those courses. The full Florida Building Commission will approve/deny courses based on the recommendations of the Education POC. After the FBC approves/denies, the Education Administrator (through an email from the BCIS) will notify the provider and accreditor of that approval/denial. The training provider may now take the FBC approval status of their advanced course to the various licensure boards to submit for their respective approval processes.

What are the current course categories?

Currently, as explained in 61G20-6.002 F.A.C., there are four categories of course approvals. Those categories are called New Courses, Revised Courses, Revised Courses-One Change, Self Affirmed Courses (No Changes). Courses in all categories are considered advanced courses. New courses are those courses that are submitted by training providers, which have never been accredited, using the FBC approved and sponsored accreditation process. The accreditation process ensures that all building code related content is both valid and current with the newest version of the building code. Also, a course may be considered new if the format/delivery of the course has been altered, such as an instructor lead course modified to be delivered via the Internet. This modified course may have already been accredited, but will have to be re-accredited with the format/delivery changes. New courses may not be submitted to the DEBPR/licensing boards as advance courses until they are approved by the Florida Building Commission. Revised courses are courses that have been previously accredited, but must be revised as a result of changes to the building code. The number of revisions that can occur in this category are limitless, but must be more than one.  If the course is submitted as a revised course, using previously assigned course numbers, these courses are administratively approved by the FBC Education Administrator, which means they can submitted to the DBPR/licensing boards as revised advance courses while awaiting full FBC approval. Revised courses-One change are courses that have been previously accredited and only require one change to the course materials, which could include a correction or revision to a reference, table, diagram, or quoted provision of code, law, or administrative rule. The one change can occur multiple times. The code version relating to the update must be noted on the course application. These courses are administratively approved by the FBC Education Administrator, which means that they can be submitted to the DBPR/licensing boards as revised advance courses while awaiting full FBC approval. Self-affirmed courses are courses that have not been affected by a new version of the code, which means that nothing has changed in the course materials, as they relate to the Florida Building Code. These courses are also administratively approved by the FBC Education Administrator, which means that they can be submitted to the DBPR/licensing boards as revised advance courses while awaiting full FBC approval.

FLORIDA BUILDING CODE, Energy Conservation
Why does my air conditioner have to be properly “sized”?

The Florida Building Code requires the size of your air conditioner to match the size and conditions of your house. Knowing how many windows you have, how efficient they are and the direction they face, as well as how much insulation installed in the walls and ceiling (and other factors) will determine how big the a/c unit has to be to meet the energy “load” of the home.

Why do the indoor air handler and outdoor condenser or evaporator of my air conditioner or heat pump have to “match”?

Air conditioner/heat pump parts are designed to operate at a given pressure for summer or winter conditions using a specific “refrigerant” (fluid). That’s not to say that it has to be made by the same manufacturer, just that the design conditions for your indoor unit need to match those of your outdoor unit for your air conditioner or heat pump to operate properly.

Does the HVAC equipment replacement requirements of the Energy Code apply to commercial buildings?

The intent of the Code was for the provisions of Sections and of the Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation, for HVAC equipment replacement to apply to residential buildings. The Florida Building Commission has entered rulemaking to fix certain issues; one of the code changes would be to clarify that these sections apply only to residential buildings.

What are the Energy Code requirements for the total replacement of HVAC equipment (both air handler and condenser/evaporator) in residential buildings?

Section 101.4.7, Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation, requires the air conditioning contractor or licensed Florida professional engineer to provide the sizing calculations for heating and air conditioning (HVAC) at the time of permit. These sizing calculations can be obtained from the HVAC manufacturers or software approved by the building officials. Original systems installed on buildings constructed under the 1993 Energy Code or later have already been sized for the building and, without changes to the building, may be assumed to have been sized per code subject to approval by the building official. If a copy of a previous sizing calculation is provided, it is within the authority of the building official to accept said alternative.

What type of inspections should the contractor conduct during a total replacement of HVAC units?

For a total replacement of HVAC evaporators and condensing units in residential buildings, contractor must certify the equipment meets the minimum energy efficiencies and all accessible (minimum “30” clearance) joints and seems have been inspected and sealed where needed. This inspection can occur through observation. Investigation or testing is not required. The contractor must seal only joints and seems identified through observation.

What are the Energy Code requirements for the partial replacement of HVAC equipment (either the air handler or condenser/evaporator)?

Per Section 101.4.7, Florida Building Code, Energy Conservation, if the unit being replaced is itself a functional unit, such as a condenser, that does not constitute a repair. Matched systems are required. The Energy Code allows matched systems to be verified by several methods, including a letter from the equipment manufacturer or a registered Florida professional engineer The matched system does not have to meet the code minimum equipment efficiencies, but should be returned to its original condition. Associated ducts and wiring do not need to be replaced. The units do not have to be made by the same manufacturer.

Building Energy Rating System
Where can I find brochures notifying the purchaser of the option for an energy-efficiency rating on the building?

The residential brochure is available at: Thinking About Buying A Home? Get An EnergyGauge Rating!.pdf and Get An EnergyGauge Rating!.pdf The commercial building brochure is not available online, but can be obtained from the Florida Solar Energy Center, EnergyGauge Office, at (321) 638-1715.

Where should building departments send the Energy Code-reporting forms?

University of Florida, Shimberg Center Post Office Box 115703 Gainesville, Florida 32611-5703

Newly Manufactured (Modular) Buildings:
What type of building is regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Manufactured (Modular) Buildings Program?

As defined in Rule 61-41, F.A.C., a “closed construction” structure, building assembly or system of subassemblies, ………manufactured for installation or erection…… as a finished building or as part of a finished building………”.  “Closed construction is defined as a building, component, assembly, etc……manufactured in such a manner that all portions cannot be readily inspected at the installation site without disassembly or destruction thereof”.  This includes residential, commercial, storage sheds, portable classrooms, guard shacks, communication buildings, kiosks, gazebos, ice vending buildings and ATMs (if occupiable). NOTE: Mobile X-Ray/MRI Units, bathrooms, cafeterias, etc. that are mounted on a trailer do not come under the jurisdiction of the FBC or DBPR because they are not considered a building.

Are manufactured buildings bearing a DBPR insignia required to comply with the Florida Building Code (FBC)?

Manufactured (modular) buildings constructed on or after March 1, 2002, are required to comply with all technical and applicable administrative sections of the FBC and all subsequent revisions and supplements in effect at the time of construction. Buildings built prior to March 01, 2002, must comply with the applicable code in effect at the time of construction or renovation.  All site related work (erection, assembly and construction at the site, plus all foundation, utility connection, etc,) are subject to local permitting and inspections. (Chapter 1, FBC and Chapter  553.80(1),(d) FS).   Exception: Construction Trailers and Temporary Offices are not required to comply with the FBC.

Do manufactured buildings bearing the DBPR Insignia require a plan review and approval by a local building department?

Chapter  553.80(1)(d) states, “Building plans approved under s. 553.77(3) and state-approved manufactured buildings, including buildings manufactured and assembled offsite and not intended for habitation, such as lawn storage buildings and storage sheds, are exempt from local code enforcing agency plan reviews except for provisions of the code relating to erection, assembly, or construction at the site. Erection, assembly, and construction at the site are subject to local permitting and inspections. Lawn storage buildings and storage sheds bearing the insignia of approval of the department are not subject to s. 553.842. Such buildings that do not exceed 400 square feet may be delivered and installed without need of a contractor’s or specialty license.

Are additional inspections of a manufactured (modular) building required by the local building department?

Section 553.37(6) F.S. states: Manufactured buildings which have been issued and bear the insignia of approval pursuant to this part upon manufacture or first sale shall not require an additional approval or insignia by a local government in which they are subsequently sold or installed. Buildings or structures that meet the definition of “open construction” are subject to permitting by the local jurisdiction and are not required to bear insignia. However, s. 553.80 (1)(d) FS states. “ Erection, assembly, and construction at the site are subject to local permitting and inspections.”

Can a manufactured (modular) building be treated any differently than a conventionally constructed (site built) building?

Section 553.38 FS, states: Application and scope.—The department shall enforce every provision of the Florida Building Code adopted pursuant hereto, except that local land use and zoning requirements, fire zones, building setback requirements, side and rear yard requirements, site development requirements, property line requirements, subdivision control, and onsite installation requirements, as well as the review and regulation of architectural and aesthetic requirements, are specifically and entirely reserved to local authorities. Such local requirements and rules which may be enacted by local authorities must be reasonable and uniformly applied and enforced without any distinction as to whether a building is a conventionally constructed or manufactured building. A local government shall require permit fees only for those inspections actually performed by the local government for the installation of a factory-built structure. Such fees shall be equal to the amount charged for similar inspections on conventionally built housing.

Can a newly manufactured (modular) building be installed anywhere in Florida?

Yes, provided it bears the DBPR insignia and meets the provisions above.

Can a new factory-built public school building be constructed of Type III-B or V-B (combustible) materials?

No. Section 423.27.3 FBC, states:  “All new portables (relocatables) constructed, purchased or    otherwise acquired by a board shall be noncombustible Type I, II or IV construction.”

Do the FBC High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) requirements apply to a manufactured (modular) building bearing a DBPR insignia?

Yes, if the building was constructed after March 01, 2002, and is intended for sale/installation in Broward or Miami-Dade Counties.  Plans should reflect whether or not approved for HVHZ installation.

Do windborne debris requirements apply to modular buildings?

Yes, except where specifically exempt, as in storage sheds of 720 square feet or less in size.

Can a modular residence be installed on a foundation of pads, dry stacked blocks and tie-downs?

This is a site related issue, subject to code interpretation and enforcement by the     local building official as to whether engineered foundation plans comply with the FBC.

Are Construction Trailers and Temporary Offices required to meet the Florida Building Code

No, 102.2 FBC statesThe following buildings, structures and facilities are exempt from the Florida Building Code as provided by law, and any further exemptions shall be as determined by the legislature and provided by law: (d) Temporary buildings or sheds used exclusively for construction purposes. (e) Mobile or modular structures used as temporary offices, except that the provisions of Part II (Section 553.501-553.513, Florida Statutes) relating to accessibility by persons with disabilities shall apply to such mobile or modular structures.

Do storage sheds have to comply with the FBC?

Yes, storage sheds must comply with the FBC (including local wind design requirements), and bear a DBPR insignia, but are exempt from s.553.842, F.S., State Product Approval System, and windborne debris requirements (720sq.ft or less).

Existing Manufactured (Modular) Buildings
How does a local government permit an existing manufactured (modular) building which is being moved to a new jurisdiction, without a copy of the plans and an existing DCA/DBPR insignia?

If the original approved plans are not available, the following options exist: 1) The owner may request a copy of the plans from the manufacturer or Third Party Agency. 2) The owner may obtain a copy of the plans from the Department’s online electronic files, if available. 3) An “as built” set of plans may be prepared, signed and sealed by a Florida registered engineer or architect, and a Certificate of Occupancy issued by the local building official, in lieu of a DCA/DBPR insignia

Does a manufactured building produced under the old Standard Building Code (SBC) have to be upgraded to the new requirements of the Florida Building Code (FBC)?

No, unless it is altered or has a change in occupancy or moved to a location with a higher wind speed requirement

If an existing manufactured (modular) building is moved to a new location ,what conditions apply?

The relocated building shall comply with wind speed requirement of the new location. If the existing building was manufactured in compliance with the Standard Building Code (SBC), the SBC wind speed map shall be applicable.  If the existing building was manufactured in compliance with the FBC, the FBC wind speed map shall be applicable.

Can an existing modular building be modified or renovated?

Yes. Onsite modifications to existing modular buildings must be permitted and inspected by the jurisdiction having authority (local building department).  Original plans (or “As-built” plans) and any modifications must be provided to the local building department. When inspected by the local building department, the DCA/DBPR Insignia shall be removed and returned to DBPR, and a Certificate of Occupancy be issued in lieu of the DCA/DBPR Insignia.  Recertification by the local jurisdiction is only applicable for that jurisdiction (not statewide).

Can an existing modular building be converted from one occupancy type to another?

Yes, the building must be brought into compliance with the current edition of the FBC.   The local jurisdiction has superseding authority over any onsite modifications.

How do I know if a manufactured (modular) building is DCA/DBPR approved?

All DCA/DBPR approved buildings must bear the DCA/DBPR (State) Insignia affixed to the inside cover of the electric panel or inside the building for those with no electrical panels. Prior to October 1, 2011 the insignia will have the following information:  State of Florida Seal, the Department of Community Affairs, Occupancy, and a MB number, unique to that occupancy type. October 1, 2011 and after, the insignia will have the following information:  State of Florida Seal, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Insignia Number, Plan Tracking Number, Manufacturer, Inspection Agency, Occupancy, Number of Modules, and Date of Manufacturer. The manufacturer shall affix a data plate containing the following information: manufacturer’s name, date of manufacture, serial number, occupancy, construction type, wind velocity, floor load, etc., to the electrical panel or inside the storage shed.

Additional Manufactured (Modular) Building Information
How do I view issued insignias and electronically transmitted plans?

Follow these steps:  Go to: www.floridabuilding.org ,click on the Manufactured (Modular) Buildings icon, click on either “Find an Insignia” or “Find a Plan”, as applicable.

What is the purpose of the “Certification Letter”?

The Certification Letter attests to the currency (active or inactive status) of the manufacturer only. It does not attest to the currency of the constructions plans or compliance of the building with the latest version of the FBC.  In cases where manufacturers who have closed their businesses; have been purchased and/or changed names; and no copies of the Certification Letter still exist, validation that the manufacturer was once certified can be obtained by performing an “Organizational Search” on the Manufactured (Modular) Buildings website.

State Product Approval System
What products are covered under the product approval system?

The State Product Approval Program approves those products and systems which comprise the building envelope and structural frame of the building which complies with the Florida Building Code; i.e., (a) Panel Walls, (b) Exterior Doors, (c) Roofing Products, (d) Skylights,  (e) Windows; (f) Shutters; and (g) Structural Components.

What is the difference between the state and the local product approval system?

Local product approval is conducted by the jurisdiction(s) having authority and is limited for use to that jurisdiction only.  Statewide product approval can be used throughout the State of Florida.

Where can I find the requirements for the State Product Approval System?

Rule 61G20-3, F.A.C., provides the technical scope and criteria for the State Product Approval System.  Rule 61G20-3, F.A.C., can be accessed at:  https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=61G20-3

Is a Florida Product Approval number required?

No, State approval is optional to local approval.  However, if the manufacturer is relying on the State product approval for demonstrating compliance with the Florida Building Code, the answer is “Yes”.

What is the difference between Miami-Dade approval and state approval?

Miami-Dade approval is considered a “local” approval and can only be used in Miami-Dade.  State approval with limitation of use “approved for High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ)” can be used in Miami-Dade and the rest of the State.

How do I find organizations (test laboratories, certification agencies, evaluation entities, etc.) approved by the Florida Building Commission?

Organizations approved by the Florida Building Commission can be located on the Building Code Information System at:  www.floridabuilding.org  > Product Approval>Find an Organization or http://www.floridabuilding.org/pr/pr_org_srch.aspx

when does a State Product approval expire?

State approvals are valid until a change in the product changes decreases the product’s performance, the standards or Code changes or the product is suspended or revoked.

How long does it normally take for a produce to be State approved?

The product approval process can take up to 60 days or more depending on the review process (i.e., two months for test and evaluation report methods and ten days for certification methods).  A schedule/process for product applications is located on the Product Approval Meetings and Agendas page.

How do I submit a surcharge Report for the Florida Building Commission?

Go to www.floridabuilding.org: Login, Select “Submit Surcharge”, Enter Surcharge, Select   Report(s) to be submitted, Enter Payment.

Can I mail the Florida Building Commission a check for surcharge reports?

As of January 1, 2005, the Florida Building Commission no longer accepts mailed-in paper checks for Surcharge Payment. Only On-Line Payments by electronic check will be accepted.  You must make payment on-line via www.floridabuilding.org.

Where can I update my contact information?

Please login at www.floridabuilding.org (using your jurisdiction login and password mailed to you last quarter). Go to “Modify My Profile” to make changes to or to add additional contacts.

How can I make an adjustment from a previous submitted quarter?

To perform an adjustment on previously submitted reports you must have at least one quarter to submit before an adjustment can be performed on previously submitted reports.   Once you get to the Summary page, you will see a button for “Enter New Adjustment” next to the “Enter New Surcharge” button.

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