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, 5th edition (2019) at http://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-07/fema_reducing_flood_losses_rfl_5th-ed.pdf.
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.