Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 63]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Uniform Statewide Building Code Transfer of Ownership
Action 2052
General Information
Action Summary New statutory provisions in ยง 36-105 of the Code of Virginia prevent an owner from transferring property to avoid bringing that property into compliance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) when a notice of violation has been issued by the code official. When the owner transfers property that has an outstanding enforcement action pending and that owner still retains an ownership interest greater than 50%, the code official can continue to pursue enforcement action as opposed to having to start over again with the issuance of a new notice of violation. The Board of Housing and Community Development adopted regulatory language that simply copies the exact language in the statute into the USBC in two sections. The first section is the USBC Construction Code Section 104.3 and the second section is the USBC Maintenance Code Section 104.1.2.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3674 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/12/2006.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Trisha Lindsey  / Policy Planning Manager III
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-7000    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089

This person is the primary contact for this agency.