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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 National Electric Code
  • 2010 NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinklers
  • 2010 NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code
  • 2012 Virginia Statewide Fire Protection Code
  • ICC/ ANSI 117.1-2003 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.
  • 2010 American with Disabilities ADAAG requirements


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 either the Board of Housing and Community Development at or the Virginia Building Code Officials Association webpage at In addition, for state owned property, the Commonwealth of Virginia Bureau of Engineering and Buildings has incorporated the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG), published September 15, 2010, excluding the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Scoping requirements. In cases that the ADAAG standards and ICC ANSI Standards conflict, the most extensive requirements shall govern.

University Building Official

Heather M. Snidow
Permit Technician
Phone: 540-231-5534

Steven Smith, PE
Phone: 540-231-2662

Joseph D. Zokaites, PE
Phone: 540-231-6613

Related Links

VA Department of Housing and Community Development

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

VA Building and Code Officials Association

VA Department of Fire Programs

VA Department of Health - New River Health District