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The 2018 edition of the Virginia Residential Code is currently being enforced. It is based on the 2018 ICC International Residential Code. The Virginia Residential Code is the detached one and two family dwelling portion of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. All jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia enforce the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) 2018 edition. The 2018 USBC became effective July 1, 2022.
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There are several types of permits that might be necessary for any residential project depending on the scope of work being done:
Building Permit Electrical Permit Gas Permit Mechanical Permit Plumbing Permit Demolition Permit
Call (804) 966-8572, the Inspection Line: whereby you can request an inspection; Call (804)966-9680, to speak to a customer service representative, and request your inspection; Please be sure all the work is completed to the point of the requested inspection.
Each morning at 8 a.m., inspectors are assigned their workload, which consists of inspection tickets for requests received the previous day as well as other assignments. In addition to their daily inspection workload, inspectors often have other duties to attend to, including court appearances, training, and issuing enforcement notices. In order to balance the requirements on their time, inspectors must arrange their workday before leaving our offices each morning. This includes routing their inspection ticket workload for the greatest efficiency. Therefore, each inspector's workload is predetermined at the beginning of each workday. This allows the greatest optimization of our resources and facilitates a better inspection process.