Building Code Appeals Process

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code provides an administrative process to appeal the final decision of a local Building Official. The owner of a structure, the owner's agent, or any other person involved in the design, construction, or maintenance of the structure may appeal the Building Official’s/Building Maintenance Official’s decision concerning application of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) or refusal to grant modification to the provisions of the USBC covering the manner of construction or materials to be used in the erection, alteration, repair, or maintenance of that structure.

See the Prince William County Board of Building Code Appeals handout for more information.

From the date of receipt of the Building Official’s final decision, the applicant shall submit a written request for appeal, indicating specific requirements, to the Prince William County Board of Building Code Appeals within:

      • 30 calendar days for new construction
      • 14 calendar days for building maintenance
      • 14 calendar days for application under the VADR

The appeal is to be submitted to:
     Prince William County Board of Building Code Appeals
     (Attn: Secretary to the Appeals Board) 
     5 County Complex Court 
     Prince William Virginia 22192

State Technical Review Board
After final determination by the Prince William County Board of Building Code Appeals, any person who was a party to the appeal may appeal to the State Technical Review Board. Application shall be made to the State Technical Review Board within 21 calendar days of receipt of the decision to be appealed. Failure to submit an application for appeal within the time limit established by this section shall constitute an acceptance of the Prince William County Board of Building Code Appeals resolution or Official's decision.