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What Codes are in Use?

Currently (Spring 2010) the following codes are applicable:

  • 2009 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code - entire code series

  • 2009 International Residential Code

  • 2009 International Building Code

  • 2008 National Electric Code (NFPA 70)

  • 2009 International Fire Prevention Code

  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code

  • 2009 International Mechanical Code

  • 2009 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 http://www.vbcoa.org .  Copies of the other codes are available for purchase online from http://www.iccsafe.org .

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