State Building Official
Cindy Davis, Deputy Director of Building and Fire Regulation
Department of Housing and Community Development
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, Virginia 23219
The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) is a state regulation promulgated by the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development, a Governor-appointed board, for the purpose of establishing minimum regulations to govern the construction and maintenance of buildings and structures.
The provisions of the USBC are based on nationally recognized model building and fire codes published by the International Code Council, Inc. The model codes are made part of the USBC through a regulatory process known as incorporation by reference. The USBC also contains administrative provisions governing the use of the model codes and reestablishing requirements for the enforcement of the code by the local building departments and other code enforcement agencies.
In keeping with the designations of the USBC used previously, since the 2015 editions of the International Codes are incorporated by reference into this version of the USBC, it is known as the 2015 edition of the USBC. Please review the information found here for code adoption: https://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/code-development-process
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