Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Real Estate Board
Fair Housing Regulations [18 VAC 135 ‑ 50]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amendments to incorporate new protected classes enacted by 2020 Acts of Assembly
Action 5592
General Information
Action Summary During the 2020 Session of the General Assembly, the legislature enacted Chapters 477, 1137 and 1140 which amended the Virginia Fair Housing Law (§ 36-96.1 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), effective July 1, 2020. The regulations being amended (18 VAC 135-50 et seq.) contain language adding four new protected classes, conforming the Real Estate and Fair Housing Board regulations to the amended Code of Virginia.
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.A.4.a
RIS Project Yes  [006461]
Associated Mandates
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
9058 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Anika Coleman  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8552    FAX: (866)826-8863    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.