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 Codes In Use


2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, which adopts and amends:
2012 International Building Code
2012 International Mechanical Code
2012 International Plumbing Code
2012 International Fuel Gas Code
2012 International Energy Conservation Code
2012 International Residential Code
2012 International Existing Building Code
2011 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
2010 NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinklers
2010 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code

Free access to 2012 ICC Codes with Virginia amendments »

Codes and regulations are adopted by the Board of Housing and Community Development and periodic amendments are utilized to update codes and incorporate new reference standards. For additional information on the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, please visit the DHCD website at or the Virginia Building Code Officials Association webpage at

The Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990: Title II, Subtitle A, (and not Title III) of the Act applies to all state-owned buildings and structures. The accessibility standards to be used are the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 ADA Standards) published September 15, 2010, excluding the 2010 Standards for Public Accommodations and Commercial Facilities: Title III (Pages 15 – 30).

In addition to the above, University Hospital and other patient-care buildings must also meet NFPA 101, The Life Safety Code, and its referenced standards.  Current applicable edition is:

2012 NFPA 101 Life Safety Code



Review Phases and Common Terms
Stage Permits
Small Project Policy
Facility Design Guidelines 11th Edition with 2016 Amendments
Utilizing Partial Permits
Posting of Building Permits
Life Safety System Reviews
YO Policy

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