Building Codes and Standards

The St. Johns County Building Department currently enforces the 2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code and the 2017 National Electric Code. For more information about codes, standards and related construction topics, follow the links below (all links are to external websites that are not part of, or controlled by, St. Johns County).

Florida Building Code & Product Approval: Visit the Florida Department of Community Affairs website.

Technical Review & Analysis: Visit the First Coast Chapter – BOAF / ICC website.

Construction Standards Organizations
AAAluminum Association AAFAluminum Association of Florida
AAMAAmerican Architectural Manufacturers Association ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America
ACIAmerican Concrete Institute AFPAAmerican Forest & Paper Association
AIAAmerican Institute of Architects AISC –  American Institute of Steel Construction
AISIAmerican Iron & Steel Institute AITC –  American Institute of Timber Construction
ALI –  Automotive Lift Institute ANSI –  American National Standards Institute
APAEngineered Wood Association AHRIAir-conditioning Heating & Refrigeration Institute
ASABE American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Engineers ASMEAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSEAmerican Society of Sanitary Engineering ASTMAmerican Society for Testing & Materials
AWPAAmerican Wood Protection Association AWSAmerican Welding Society
AWWAAmerican Water Works Association  
 B, C  
BHMABuilders Hardware Manufacturers Association CDAThe Copper Development Association
CGACompressed Gas Association CPSC Consumer Product Safety Commission
CISPI – Cast Iron Pipe Institute CSSB Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
DASMA Door & Access Systems Manufacturer Association DOT Department of Transportation
FCPA Florida Concrete & Products Association FRSA Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal & Air-conditioning Contractors Association
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Florida Building Codes
 G, H, I  
GA Gypsum Association GSA General Services Administration
HPVA Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association ICC International Code Council
IIAR International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration ISEA International Safety Equipment Association
 M, N  
MSS Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valves & Fittings Industry NAAMM National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers
NAIMA North American Insulation Manufacturers Association NCMA National Concrete Masonry Association
NFPA National Fire Protection Association NFRC National Fenestration Rating Council
NIST National Institute of Standards & Technology NRCA National Roofing Contractors Association
NSFNational Sanitation Foundation NSPI National Spa & Pool Institute
 O, P, R  
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration PCA Portland Cement Association
PDI Plumbing & Drainage Institute PTI Post-Tensioning Institute
RCSC Research Council on Structural Connections RMA Rubber Manufacturers Association
RMI Rack Manufacturers Institute  
 S, T  
SDI Steel Door Institute SFPA Southern Forest Products Association
SFPE Society of Fire Protection Engineers SJISteel Joist Institute
SMA Storage Equipment Manufacturers Association SMACNA Sheet Metal & Air-Conditioning Contractors’ National Association
SPRI Single-Ply Roofing Institute SSPC The Society for Protective Coatings
STI Steel Tube Institute TECO Timber Engineering Company
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association TMS The Masonry Society
TPI Truss Plate Institute  
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UL Underwriters Laboratories USC United States Code
WDMA Window & Door Manufacturers Association WRI Wire Reinforcement Institute
WQA Water Quality Association  


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Fax: (904) 827-6849

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