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Arlington, VA 22201

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Commercial Energy Code Plan Review: The Commonwealth of Virginia requires new commercial buildings to comply with minimum energy efficiency standards, known as the Virginia Energy Conservation Code. Learn more about these new requirements.

New Zoning Checklists: As of March 1, applicants for residential building permits — including new single family homes, additions and alterations, and residential building permit revisions — must include a signed checklist indicating that all the required materials for the permit are included in the application. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted by the Zoning Division. Learn more about checklists and the Residential Permit Submission Requirements here.

2012 USBC Code: Construction drawings submitted for permits must comply with the 2012 Virginia Uniform Statewide Construction Code (USBC) after July 14, 2015.

IAS AccreditationArlington County has been awarded accreditation by the International Accreditation Service, recognizing the County as an industry leader with a highly skilled staff that delivers top-notch customer service, and demonstrates innovative practices and procedures on building safety.

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