Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 51]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Action 4527 / Stage 8098
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 9/11/2018  1:52 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/24/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/24/2017    

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 10/24/2017
Review Completed: 10/24/2017
Result: Certified
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/9/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 4/30/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 18
Comment Period Ended 6/29/2018
Suspended This stage has been suspended on 7/16/18
Reason: Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to ยง 2.2-4007.06 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Housing and Community Development is suspending the final Statewide Fire Prevention Code (13VAC5-51) published in 34:18 V.A.R. on April 30, 2018 and is soliciting additional comments on changes made between publication of the proposed regulations and publication of the final regulations.

Publication Date: 8/6/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 25

Ended 9/5/2018
Readoption Decision: Further amendments to the proposed regulation will be made in a new Final stage.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Chase Sawyer  / Policy & Legislative Services Manager
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)310-5872    FAX: (804)371-7090    TDD: (804)371-7089
This person is the primary contact for this agency.


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Action 4527:
Update the Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (7490) Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/18/2016.
Proposed   (7820) Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/26/2017.
Final   (8098) StageComplete: After suspension, the rulemaking entity elected to make changes in a new Final stage.
Final   (8381) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/16/2018.
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