Declaratory Statements

A declaratory statement is a means for resolving a controversy or answering questions or doubts concerning the applicability of statutory provisions, rules, codes, or orders over which the Florida Building Commission has authority. A petition for declaratory statement may be used to resolve questions or doubts as to how the statutes, rules, codes, or orders may apply to a particular set of circumstances

  • To request a declaratory statement from the Florida Building Commission you must complete a petition for declaratory statement that meets the requirements of Florida Administrative Code R. 28-105.002.
    • Petition Format and Content
      • Title/Caption:
        • Petition for Declaratory Statement Before the Florida Building Commission.
        • Include your name, address, telephone number, fax number, and your attorney’s contact information, if you have one.
      • Content of Petition:
        • Include the statutory provision, Florida Building Code (the Code) provision, commission rule or order on which you are seeking an interpretation.
        • Describe how the statute, code provision, rule, or order substantially affects you in your particular set of circumstances.
        • Sign and date the petition.
      • Example: http://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/dec_statements/2012_DEC/DS2012-038-Pinch-A-Penny.pdf
  • After your petition is complete, you must submit your petition for declaratory statement to the Florida Building Commission for review

After your petition is complete, you must submit your petition for declaratory statement to the Florida Building Commission for review.

To submit a petition via mail please send to the following address:

Mr.Mo Madani
Office of Codes and Standards
Department of Business and Professional Regualtion
2601 Blair stone Rd
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: 850.487.1824

If sending by mail please send an additional electronic copy to Mo.Madani@myfloridalicense.com

To submit a petition electronically please email the petition to the following email address: Mo.Madani@myfloridalicense.com

The Building Code Information System (BCIS), www.floridabuilding.org/bc/bc_srch.aspx

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