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Model Code-Coordinated Ordinances

These three versions of a model ordinance are coordinated – written as a companion – with the flood provisions of the International Codes® (I-Codes). For more information on the use of these model ordinances, see Reducing Flood Losses Through the International Codes: Coordinating Building Codes and Regulations, 4th edition (2014) at http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/96634.

To obtain a model ordinance in Word, send an email with your name, community, and state to FEMA-BuildingScienceHelp@fema.dhs.gov.

- Use Version 1 if Chapter 1 of the I-Codes is adopted and IBC Appendix G is adopted.

- Use Version 2 if Chapter 1 of the I-Codes is adopted and IBC Appendix G is not adopted.

- Use Version 3 if Chapter 1 of the I-Codes is not adopted and IBC Appendix G is not adopted.