Current Virginia Building Codes

The 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Construction Code (VUSBC) became effective July 14, 2014. Permits issued after July 14, 2014 will be reviewed and inspected under the 2012 codes. Permits that were issued prior to the effective date of the 2012 codes will be inspected under the codes that the permits were issued.

International Code Council Codes


The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) is based on the International Code Council (ICC) series of codes with state amendments. The following codes are referenced by the VUSBC:
  • 2011 National Electric Code
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Virginia Amendments


2012 Virginia Amendments:
  • Related Laws Package
  • Virginia Amusement Device Regulations
  • Virginia Construction Code
  • Virginia Industrialized Building Safety Regulations
  • Virginia Maintenance Code
  • Virginia Rehabilitation Code
  • Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code
The International Code Council publishes several of the model codes with the Virginia amendments included. These can be accessed through the ICC website. Although the codes may be viewed for free, printing or saving is not available.