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Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code

 

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) establishes the minimum safety requirements for buildings and structures, as well as the administrative process and procedures for enforcing the code. For the technical requirements, the VUSBC adopts by reference the applicable codes listed in the table below.
 
2012 VUSBC referenced Codes include
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
 2012 International Plumbing Code
​​ 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
​ 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
​ 2011 National Electrical Code
​ 2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1 for Accessibility Standards
​ 2012 International Existing Building Code
 
For more information, access the free, read only versions of the Virginia Building Code Regulations for 2012 code books.
 

Adoption of the 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code went into effect on July 14, 2014.  As of July 14, 2015, all Prince William County construction permit applications must be compliant with the 2012 VUSBC.
 
Code Interpretations and Policies & Procedures written in previous code years will remain unchanged, regardless of the date they were written, provided the intent remains applicable to the current code.
 
Web pages will state the different VUSBC and definitions where applicable.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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