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Pursuant to House Bill 269, Manual J calculations and Duct Seal Certification for permitted residential A/C change-outs will no longer be required. 
Please be advised the St. Johns County Building Services Division will strictly enforce the early power agreement and power release requirements on Meter Can ( 213 ) inspections on residential projects.
St. Johns County Building Services will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran's Day.
Building Code Effective Dates

The effective date of the 2010 Florida Building Code and the 2012 Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction is March 15, 2012.  The 2008 National Electrical Code (N.E.C.) remains in effect.

Please be advised, all applications for building permits which are submitted on or after March 15, 2012 must comply with the 2010 Florida Building Code, which includes the 2012 Florida Accessibility Code, (s.553.73(6), Florida Statues).

Projects designed to the 2007 Florida Building Code must have the complete permit application package submitted to the Building Division prior to March 15, 2012.


Plans submitted after June 1, 2013 are required to use the new design values.  The new values will affect the design of rafters, joists, headers, etc.

The design values for visually graded southern pine 2 X 4s were revised (downward) in the SPIB Supplement No. 9, effective June 1, 2012.

This year, effective June 1, 2013, the design values for visually graded southern pine 2 X 6 and wider are revised (mostly downward) in SPIB Supplement No. 13.