State Adoptions

The VA Uniform Building Code is based on the 2012 I-codes.

  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2012 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Fire Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2012 International Residential Code
  • 2012 International Swimming Pool and Space Code

Jurisdiction Adoptions

See statewide adoptions for local and jurisdictional adoption information.


Links to State Adoption Agencies

Department of Housing and Community Development

State Fire Marshal

Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy

Bureau of Insurance

Department of Forestry

Department of Health

Key Contacts

Chief Building Official:
Cindy L. Davis, Deputy Director of Building and Fire Regulation
Department of Housing and Community Development
501 North Second Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 371-7089

Shawn Strausbaugh
Building Plans Reviewer
Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development
Inspection Services Division
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1000, 10th floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 228-3842
Fax: (703) 228-7046

County of Fairfax, Virginia
Guy Tomberlin
Chief Plumbing Inspector-Commercial Inspections Division
County of Fairfax, Virginia
12055 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035-5500

State Fire Marshal:
Ed Altizer, P.E.
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23509
(804) 371-7170

State Energy Officer:
Robin Jones, Energy Programs Manager
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Ninth Street Office Building, 8th Floor
202 North 9th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

State Insurance Commissioner:
Jacqueline K. Cunningham
State Insurance Commissioner
Bureau of Insurance
Tyler Building
1300 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

State Forester:
Carl E. Carrison III
State Forester for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry
900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Ph: (434) 977-6555
Fax: (434) 296.2369 – Attn: Carl Garrison

Pool Adoption Agency:
Robert Hicks
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Environmental Health Services
PO Box 2448
Richmond, VA 23218-2448

Virginia Department of Health:
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219