What are the codes and design criteria for the City of Rome and Floyd County?
  • 2018 International Building, Residential, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Plumbing, 2015 Energy Code, and 2020 National Electrical Code
  • City/County codes, except for fire sprinkler requirements, mirror Georgia State Minimum Standard Codes listed on the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website
  • Codes include Georgia amendments made by the state and amendments supersede the codes
  • Deck Guidelines (PDF)
  • Frost depth minimum of 12 inches
  • Ground snow load of 8 pounds per square foot
  • Seismic Design Category C
  • Soil bearing capacity of minimum 1500 pounds per square foot
  • Wind speed management up to 115 miles per hour

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