Commercial Construction Code Information

Current Code Edition

Chesterfield County enforces the 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), effective July 14, 2015. The Virginia codes are based on the 2012 International Codes®.

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development administers the Virginia Statewide Building Code (USBC). The USBC prescribes building regulations applicable to the construction, repair, renovation, maintenance and/or change of use of buildings and structures or portions thereof.

The full 2012 Virginia Construction Code is published by the International Code (IBC) Council and integrates the 2012 International Building Code ® with the Virginia amendments.

International Residential Code 2012 Covers


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Other Statewide Codes Enforced by Chesterfield County for Commercial Construction

  • 2012 Virginia Maintenance Code (USBC, Part III) 2012 Virginia Construction Code (USBC, Part I)
  • New Construction (Model Code: 2012 International Building Code)
  • 2012 Virginia Rehabilitation Code (USBC, Part II)
  • Alterations/Additions/Renovations (Model Code 2012 International Existing Building Code)
  • 2012 Virginia Maintenance Code (USBC, Part III)

Additional ICC Model Codes Referenced by the Virginia Construction Code

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  • 2012 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code
  • 2012 Virginia Mechanical Code (2012 IMC)
  • 2012 Virginia Plumbing Code (2012 IPC)
  • 2012 Virginia Fuel Gas Code (2012 IFG)
  • 2012 Virginia Energy Conservation Code
  • 2011 National Electrical Code
  • 2009 Edition of ICC/ANSI A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities