Chesterfield County is required to enforce the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) and the Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC). Both codes are administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and reference the 2015 International Codes as published by the International Code Council.
Alternatively, building plans prepared in compliance with the 2012 edition of the above mentioned codes are acceptable for permits filed prior to September 4, 2019.
|Ground snow load||20 psf (0.94 KN/m2)|
|Frost depth||18 in. (45.7 cm.)|
|Risk category I||105 MPH (47 m/s)|
|Risk category II & residential||115 MPH (51 m/s)|
|Risk category III||120 MPH (54 m/s)|