Adopt Stricter Building Code

While the state building code is designed to help protect people and property, your community may wish to go beyond its basic levels and adopt stricter building codes such as those of the International Code Council. Doing so will not only protect structures in your community, it may also nearly advance you a entire class in the Community Rating System (meaning a 5% reduction in all National Flood Insurance Program premiums for everybody in your community’s mapped floodplain).