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Posted on: August 8, 2018

2015 Uniform Statewide Building Code

Please be advised that the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development, at their July 30, 2018 meeting, approved the 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.


The effective date of the 2015 Uniform Statewide Building Code is September 4, 2018.

The state publications are posted on the DHCD website here: 2015 Regulations


The custom versions of the national model codes that incorporate Virginia amendments are in the process of being published by the International Code Council (ICC) and are on schedule to be available late fall.

As in past update cycles, a one-year period is in effect that provides the permit applicant a choice of complying with the existing 2012 codes or the 2015 codes.

Note that the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) is on a different timeline and is tentatively anticipated to have an effective date of October 16, 2018.

2015 Regulations
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