What Codes are in Use?

Currently the following codes are applicable:

  • 2018 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code - entire code series

  • 2018 International Residential Code

  • 2018 International Building Code

  • 2017 National Electric Code (NFPA 70)

  • 2018 International Fire Prevention Code

  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code

  • 2018 International Mechanical Code

  • 2018 International Plumbing Code

Many of these codes reference other codes and documents, which are then considered part of the applicable codes.

The code change cycle is approximately every three years.

Copies of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code may be downloaded free of charge from http://www.vbcoa.org . Copies of the other codes are available for purchase online from http://www.iccsafe.org .

Staff Information

Susan McGhee

757-678-0443 ext. 541

[email protected]

Zoning Administrator


John Outten
Building Official

757-678-0443 ext. 525

[email protected]

Planner/Community Redevelopment Specialist

Rodney Braxton
Development Inspector

757-678-0443 ext. 542

[email protected]

Building Inspector

Forest Flynn
Code Compliance Inspector 

757-678-0443 ext. 526


Environmental Outreach & Floodplain Manager

Jennifer Sayers 
Building Permit Technician

757-678-0443 ext. 543

[email protected]

Carolyn Duffy
Zoning Permit Technician

757-678-0443 ext. 524

[email protected]

Olivia Bennett
Administrative Clerk 

757-678-0443 ext. 544

[email protected]

Department of Planning, Permitting & Enforcement
PO Box 538
16404 Courthouse Road
Eastville, VA 23347

Hours of Operation
9 AM - 5 PM