It is possible that a community without a residential building code must still follow floodplain regulations. In that case, construction and siting would have to comply with a different set of rules for construction allowable in the designated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Floodplain regulations can overlap with some details included in building codes, such as building height, but floodplain regulations also address home location, permissible use of the first floor, and more.
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If you receive a gray color-coded finding for your search area, your community’s residential building code adoption status may not be available; however, you may contact your local government for the information. Please keep in mind that mobile homes and manufactured housing are not constructed using the residential building code reflected in this analysis, so this website is not applicable to those types of structures.
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