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
Cooling Temperature Amendment Part 2 of 2 - Permanent Replacement Regulation
Action 5392
General Information
Action Summary Currently, the Virginia Maintenance Code (VMC), a part of the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC), requires that when cooling is provided to tenants of certain multi-family buildings it must be provided to a temperature of at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This action is to lower from 80 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, the required cooling temperature as provided in section 13VAC5-63-540 B 5 of the USBC. This action makes permanent emergency regulations currently in effect with the same provisions. The Emergency Action is available at the following link -
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: ยง2.2-4006 (A) 12 of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [006189]
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
8770 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/28/2019.
8993 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/17/2020.
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.