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What Codes are in Use?

Currently the following codes are applicable:

  • 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code - entire code series

  • 2012 International Residential Code

  • 2012 International Building Code

  • 2011 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. 

Copies of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code may be downloaded free of charge from http://www.vbcoa.org .  Copies of the other codes are available for purchase online from http://www.iccsafe.org .

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