Building Codes

  • NOTICE: All new residential and commercial plans submitted after Feb 1,2021 must be designed to be in compliance with the new FEMA maps.
    Please click on link and click on:  Preliminary Products issued on 06/29/2018 for Pinellas County, Florida.
  • Effective Immediately: Permit applications must include the homeowners notarized signature or the commercial property owners notarized signature.
  • Effective December 31, 2020:  All plans submitted must be in compliance with the 2020 7th Edition Florida Building Code

The City of St. Pete Beach reviews plans and issues permits under the following codes:

  • THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE 2020 7TH EDITION
  • NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE NEC 2017
  • PINELLAS COUNTY LOCAL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS
  • FLORIDA FLOOD RESISTANT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION ASCE - 24-98
  • FLORIDA FIRE PREVENTION CODE 7TH EDITION

Copies of the above codes are available at construction bookstores or from: International Codes Council Store 800-786-4452.