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.
 
 2009 VUSBC referenced Codes
 2009 International Building Code
 2009 International Residential Code
 2009 International Mechanical Code
 2009 International Plumbing Code
 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
 2009 International Fuel Gas Code
 2008 National Electrical Code
 2003 ICC/ANSI A117.1 for Accessibility Standards
 2009 International Existing Building Code
 
 

Adoption of the 2009 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code went into effect on March 1, 2011. As of March 1, 2012, all Prince William County construction permit applications must be compliant with the 2009 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.