Current Code References

Please be advised that the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development, at their meeting on July 30, 2018, approved the final, suspended provisions of the 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. The effective date of the Uniform Statewide Building Code, Industrialized Building Safety Regulations, and the Amusement Device Regulations is September 4, 2018.

The one-year grace period during which either the 2015 Edition or the previous 2012 Edition may be used expired on September 4, 2019. See a summary of some of the 2015 Virginia Residential Code Changes (DOCX).

Current Code

Previous Code

  • Residential Construction: 2012 edition of the International Residential Code
  • Commercial Construction: 2012 edition of the International Building Code
  • Plumbing: 2012 edition of the International Plumbing
  • Mechanical: 2012 edition of the International Mechanical Code
  • Electrical: 2011 edition of the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)