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Chesapeake, Virginia Building Codes

Building Codes References

• Virginia has adopted a state-wide building code, the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, based on the 2006 ICC codes. See below for more information.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2006
(Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code)
VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Structural CodeIBC 2006
(Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code)
VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Plumbing CodeIPC 2006
(Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code)
VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Mechanical CodeIMC 2006
(Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code)
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Electrical CodeNEC 2005
(Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code)
VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Accessibility CodeIFC 2006
(Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code)
VVA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.
Energy CodeIECC 2006
(Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code)
VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development,
(804) 371-7160 or online.

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 Neighborhood Services Code Administration
Phone: (757) 382-6018
Fax: (757) 382-8448
PlumbingDept. of Neighborhood Services Code Administration
Phone: (757) 382-6018
Fax: (757) 382-8448
MechanicalDept. of Neighborhood Services Code Administration
Phone: (757) 382-6018
Fax: (757) 382-8448
ElectricalDept. of Neighborhood Services Code Administration
Phone: (757) 382-6018
Fax: (757) 382-8448
AccessibilityDept. of Neighborhood Services Code Administration
Phone: (757) 382-6018
Fax: (757) 382-8448
Historic PreservationDept. of Planning
Phone: (757) 382-6176
Fax: (757) 382-8356
Fire MarshalFire Marshal
Phone: (757) 382-6566
Fax: (757) 382-8313
CivilDept. of Neighborhood Services Code Administration
Phone: (757) 382-6018
Fax: (757) 382-8448
ZoningZoning Administration
Phone: (757) 382-8454
Fax: (757) 382-8448
PlanningPlanning Dept.
Phone: (757) 382-6176
Fax: (757) 382-8356
City AttorneyCommonwealth Attorney
Phone: (757) 382-6620
Public WorksDept. of Public Works
Phone: (757) 382-6101
Fax: (757) 382-6310
Parks/RecreationDept. of Parks and Recreation
Phone: (757) 382-6411
Fax: (757) 382-8418

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