Atlantic And Gulf Coast States Ranked By Building Codes and Related Factors, 2012 to 2021 (1)

 

Rank State 2012 2015 2018 2021
1 Florida 95 94 95 95
2 Virginia 95 95 94 94
3 South Carolina 84 92 92 92
4 New Jersey 93 89 90 90
5 Connecticut 81 88 89 89
6 Rhode Island 78 87 87 89
7 North Carolina 81 84 83 88
8 Louisiana 73 82 83 82
9 Massachusetts 87 79 81 78
10 Maryland 73 78 78 78
11 Georgia 66 69 68 69
12 New York 60 56 64 60
13 Maine 64 55 54 55
14 New Hampshire 49 48 46 48
15 Texas 18 36 34 34
16 Alabama 18 26 27 30
17 Mississippi 4 28 28 29
18 Delaware 17 17 17 17
(1) Rating based on the current statewide residential building code, the processes in place to ensure uniform code application, state and local enforcement programs, licensing and education of building officials, contractors, and subcontractors. Source: Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.