Referenced Codes

Codes Information

Plans for James City County are reviewed with the following Codes as referenced by the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code:

  • 2018 Edition of the Uniform Statewide Building Code, July 1, 2021, effective date.
  • 2018 International Building Code, Chapters 2-35
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2017 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code

Please Note

The adopted model codes are subject to amendment by the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). Please review the USBC Technical Amendments to determine if the pertinent code citation has been amended by the USBC. The USBC 2018 Virginia Construction Code and related DHCD 2018 Code books can be read in its entirety elsewhere on this site or online