The Virginia Building Codes are updated on a three-year cycle through the code development process. Virginia is a leader in building and fire regulations, and stakeholder input is vital Virginia’s code development process. Participation is encouraged through cdpVA. Codes and regulations are adopted by the Board of Housing and Community Development and periodic amendments are utilized to update codes and incorporate new reference standards.
The 2018 Code Development Cycle is complete. All 2018 code cycle information is available on cdpVA
Effective July 1, 2021, Virginia adopted the 2018 I-codes as referenced in the Virginia Construction Code Part 1 and the 2018 Statewide Fire Prevention Code; and the 2017 National Electrical Code.