Sec. 11-2. Construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of structures regulations adopted.
For the purpose of ensuring public safety, health and welfare, insofar as they are affected by building construction, to ensure public safety, health and welfare through proper building maintenance, repair, use and continued compliance with minimum standards of building construction, energy conservation, water conservation, and physically handicapped and aged accessibility, that certain regulations known as the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, 2012 edition, Part I, the Virginia Construction Code; Part II, the Virginia Rehabilitation Code; Part III, and the Virginia Maintenance Code and all of the codes and standards referenced therein, copies of which are on file in the inspections division of the department of community development, are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and shall be controlling within the corporate limits of the city. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1-220 of the Code of Virginia, future amendments to the sections of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, the International Building Code, The International Property Maintenance Code and the codes and standards referenced therein are also incorporated by reference herein. All future editions of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and all amendments thereto are hereby automatically adopted and incorporated into the City Code. (Ord. of 10-28-03, O-03-177, eff. 10-1-03; Ord. No. O-05-152, 11-22-05; Ord. No. O-08-100, 7-8-08; Ord. No. O-11-030, 3-22-11; Ord. No. O-14-097, 8-12-14)