Building Codes

Standards and requirements for construction, maintenance, and occupancy of buildings in the interest of health, safety, and welfare of the public.

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Commonwealth of Virginia

Please Note -The effective date of the Uniform Statewide Building Code, Industrialized Building Safety Regulations, and the Amusement Device Regulations is September 4, 2018. The state publications are posted on the DHCD website here: 2015 Regulations . The custom versions of the national model codes that incorporate Virginia amendments are in the process of being published by the International Code Council (ICC) and are on schedule to be available by the end of 2018. As in past update cycles, a one-year period is in effect that provides permit applicants a choice of complying with the existing 2012 codes or the 2015 codes.

2015 Virginia Codes