What is the current residential building code edition enforced in New Kent County and how long will it be in effect?
The 2015 edition of the Virginia Residential Code is currently being enforced. It is based on the 2015 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) 2015 edition. The 2015 USBC became effective September 4, 2018.

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1. What is the current residential building code edition enforced in New Kent County and how long will it be in effect?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. What happens if I build the structure without a building permit?
4. What are the county setback requirements for my house or garage?
5. How long is a permit good for?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. Why do I have to wait until the next working day to get my inspection?
8. When can I receive a Certificate of Occupancy for my new single family dwelling?