Virginia Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
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Contact Person: Emory Rodgers
Phone: (804) 371-7000
Fax: (804) 371-7090


Virginia Permit, Building Code and Licensing Information

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State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of Virginia.
State Building Code The State of Virginia has adopted the 2009 Internations Building Code (2009 IBC), the 2009 International Residential Code (2009 IRC), the 2009 International Fire Code (2009 IFC), the 2009 International Mechanical Code (2009 IMC), the 2009 International Plumbing Code (2009 IPC), the 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (2009 IFGC), the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (2009 IECC), the 2009 International Property Maintenance Code (2009 IPMC) and the 2009 International Existing Building Code (2009 IEBC), statewide.

The VA Uniform Building Code is based on the 2009 I‐codes. The codes will become effective March 1, 2011.  There will be 1 year phase in period during which builders and designers can use the 2006 model codes.

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