907 Pennsylvania Avenue
The City of Lynn Haven
Lynn Haven, Florida 32444
CITY OF LYNN HAVEN COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM
City of Lynn Haven Community Rating System Progress Report 2013
**The progress report can be accessed HERE.
The Department of Building Safety serves to protect the health, safety, & welfare of the public through interpretation and enforcement of current Land Development and Building Codes.
This department additionally serves as the Lynn Haven Cemetery Authority and is also the business licensing / occupational tax issuing and collection unit for the City.
Insurance Services Office (ISO)
ISO is an independent statistical, rating, and advisory organization that serves the property / casualty insurance industry. ISO collects information on a community’s building-code adoption and enforcement services, analyzes the data, and then assigns a Building Code Effectiveness Classification from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents exemplary commitment to building-code enforcement. The concept behind BCEGS is simple. Municipalities with well-enforced, up-to-date codes demonstrate better loss experience, and their citizen’s insurance rates can reflect that. The prospect of minimizing catastrophe related damage and ultimately lowering insurance costs gives communities an incentive to enforce their building codes rigorously.
Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS)
Lynn Haven is (as of March 15, 2012) rated at ISO BCEGS Class 3 in all construction areas.
Effective Codes (AS OF March 15, 2012):
THE CITY OF LYNN HAVEN UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE-RESIDENTIAL
2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE-BUILDING
2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE-PLUMBING
2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE-MECHANICAL
2010 FLORIDA BUILDING CODE-FUEL GAS
2010 FLORIDA FIRE PREVENTION CODE
2008 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE [NFPA-70]