A Florida building codes overhaul is allowing for greater flexibility of building codes in the state.
The Florida Department of Construction, Planning and Economic Development released a plan on Tuesday for the state’s building codes.
The new rules allow for new construction and remodeling projects to be approved without requiring approval of a special permit.
Florida’s code also includes exemptions for certain projects.
Construction and remodelling projects would be allowed if the project complies with the code, according to the plan.
The rules will go into effect in 2018.
The codes change comes after years of debate over building codes and other issues in the states cities, towns and counties.
The code has been under review since 2014.