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Virginia Building Codes

Building Codes References

Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeVirginia 2009 USBC (2009 IBC)VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Structural CodeVirginia 2009 USBC (2009 IBC)VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Plumbing CodeVirginia 2009 USBC (2009 IPC)VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Mechanical CodeVirginia 2009 USBC (2009 IMC)VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Electrical CodeVirginia USBC (2008 NFPA 70)VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Fire/Life Safety Code2009 IFC (2009 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code)VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Accessibility CodeVirginia 2009 USBC (2009 IBC)VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Energy CodeVirginia 2009 USBC (IECC 2009)No amendments
Gas CodeVirginia 2009 USBC (IFGC 2009)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralDept. of Housing and Community Development
Phone: (804) 371-7160
Fax: (804) 371-7092
PlumbingDept. of Housing and Community Development
Phone: (804) 371-7160
Fax: (804) 371-7092
MechanicalDept. of Housing and Community Development
Phone: (804) 371-7160
Fax: (804) 371-7092
ElectricalDept. of Housing and Community Development
Phone: (804) 371-7160
Fax: (804) 371-7092
Accessibility of Housing and Community Development"
Phone: (804) 371-7160
Fax: (804) 371-7092
EnergyDept. of Housing and Community Development
Phone: (804) 371-7150
Fax: (804) 371-7092
Fire MarshalState Fire Marshal's Office
Phone: (804) 371-7153
Fax: (804) 371-7092

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