Lightweight Truss Law

Notice Required for Structures with Light-frame Truss-type Construction


Notice To Post Maltese Symbol Required for Structures
with Light Frame-Truss-Type Construction Became Law December 13, 2009.
Full Notice of Florida Administrative Rule.

Florida Statute, Section 633.027, (2008) requires the owner of any commercial, industrial or multi-unit residential structure of 3 units or more constructed of light frame trusses to
install an 8" X 8" Maltese Cross made of bright red reflective material.

Per the Florida Building Code 2007 edition LIGHT-FRAME CONSTRUCTION.
A type of construction whose vertical and horizontal structural elements are primarily formed
by a system of repetitive wood or light gage steel framing members.

1. Structures with light-frame truss roofs shall be marked with the letter R.
2. Structures with light-frame truss floor systems shall be marked with the letter F.
3. Structures with light-frame truss floor and roof systems shall be marked with the letters R/F.

Florida Statute 633.027

Florida Administrative Code 69A-60.0081

Fernandina Beach Fire-Rescue Department's Notice to Comply Truss Form