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VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA UNIFORM STATEWIDE BUILDING CODE (USBC)

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) contains the building regulations that must be complied with when constructing a new building, structure, or an addition to an existing building. They must also be used when maintaining or repairing an existing building or renovating or changing the use of a building or structure. The USBC is comprised of three parts: Virginia Construction… Learn More

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA STATEWIDE FIRE PREVENTION CODE (SFPC)

The Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) contains the regulations which must be complied with for the protection of life property from the hazards of fire and explosion.

The Board of Housing and Community Development and the Virginia Fire Services Board, through a cooperative agreement, adopt and amend the SFPC. The boards base the technical requirements of the SFPC on… Learn More

VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA AMUSEMENT DEVICE

The Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) prescribes uniform statewide regulations to be complied with for the construction, maintenance, inspection, and operation of amusement devices, whether mobile or affixed to a site. Enforcement of the VADR is the responsibility of each local government’s building inspection department. The local government may charge fees to defray the costs of… Learn More

MANUFACTURED

MANUFACTURED HOUSING (MH)

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) regulates Virginia’s manufactured housing industry through the Virginia Manufactured Home Safety Regulations (MHSR) and the Virginia Manufactured Housing Licensing and Transaction Recovery Fund Regulations (MHLTRFR). Manufactured homes, sometimes referred to as HUD code homes, are built, in a factory, on a permanent chassis,… Learn More

INDUSTRIALIZED

INDUSTRIALIZED BUILDINGS (IB)