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What Codes are in Use?

Currently (Winter 2018) the following codes are applicable:

  • 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code - entire code series

  • 2012 International Residential Code

  • 2012 International Building Code

  • 2008 National Electric Code (NFPA 70)

  • 2012 International Fire Prevention Code

  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code

  • 2012 International Mechanical Code

  • 2012 International Plumbing Code

Many of these codes reference other codes and documents, which are then considered part of the applicable codes.

The code change cycle is approximately every three years.  The last code change was March 2011, therefore it is expected that there will be another code change in the Spring/Summer of 2014.

Copies of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code may be downloaded free of charge from .  Copies of the other codes are available for purchase online from .

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