Longview, Texas, may update codes to avoid higher homeowner insurance premiums

Company that rates city safety giving Longview second chance to improve status

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | March 21, 2014

Longview, Texas’s, building official said he hopes updating the city’s building code will help property owners maintain low insurance rates, after a recent audit would have bumped Longview down six notches on a nationally recognized insurance classification. Insurance Services Office, a national company that rates cities’ safety for insurance companies, reduced Longview’s classification from Class 3 to Class 9 for both residential and commercial/industrial properties. The organization gave Longview a chance to develop a program to regain the Class 3 status that will include, in part, adopting new codes.

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