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Building and Development Regulations
On November 18, 1981, the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners joined the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by adopting its initial Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. By adopting this ordinance and agreeing to enforce these regulations, property owners within unincorporated Pasco County are able to purchase flood insurance.

To view the requirements for construction within a special flood hazard area within unincorporated Pasco County, click here.  In addition, on March 15, 2012 the 2010 Florida Building Code became effective along with the Pasco County Local Technical Amendment to the 2010 Florida Building Code which can be viewed by clicking here.

Required Certification Forms:

Elevation Certificate

Floodproofing Certificate

V-Zone Design Certificate

Other permitting and construction references are available for viewing by selecting any one of the below documents:

Coastal Construction Manual, Fourth Edition

Home Builder’s Guide to Coastal Construction Technical Fact Sheet Series

Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings

Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference

Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards

Above the Flood:  Elevating Your Floodprone House

Floodproofing Non-Residential Structures

FEMA Technical Bulletins

FEMA Building Science Branch

The FEMA Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Risk Reduction Division, Building Science Branch has developed a Buiding Codes Toolkit - a central online page to help with understanding building codes, their value to occupant safety and commenity resilience, and the available tools and resources for all audiences.