Building Plan Waivers
All waived one- and two-family residential plans must comply with the following requirements:
- They must be designed in accordance with the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC).* Plans developed in accordance with the International Building Code (IBC)* are not eligible for this program.
- Initial plan submission shall contain two complete original sets of architectural and structural framing drawings and all shop drawings for roof truss systems, truss joist floor, or roof systems. All drawings shall be signed and sealed by an architect or engineer registered in Virginia.
As an alternate to item #2, two (2) complete original sets of shop drawings for roof truss systems, truss joist floor, or roof systems may be submitted at a later date as a plan revision. All drawings shall be sealed, signed, and dated by an architect or engineer registered in Virginia.
Field inspectors will not approve a close-in inspection unless a set of approved shop drawings is available at the site of a requested inspection.
* For more information on the International Codes, please visit the International Code Council's website.
For more information on the VUSBC and code years, click here.