Current Virginia Building Codes

The 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) became effective September 4, 2018. Permits issued after September 4, 2018 will be reviewed and inspected under the 2015 VUSBC, unless the 2012 VUSBC is requested.. All permits issued after September 4, 2019 will be subject to the 2015 VUSBC. Permits that were issued prior to the effective date of the 2015 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:

  • 2014 National Electric Code
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Virginia Amendments

2015 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.