As of September 4, 2018, Shenandoah County is enforcing the 2015 edition of the International Codes with the 2015 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code amendments. If you wish to continue to use the 2012 codes, please communicate this to our Permit Technicians at time of permit application. You will be able to use the 2012 code until September 4, 2019.
Frost depth is 24 inches from grade to bottom of footing
Ground snow load is 40 p.s.f.
Wind speed is 90 m.p.h.
Seismic design category is B
Moderate to heavy termite damage
Winter design temperature, 16 degrees
Mean annual temperature, 50 degrees
Air freezing index, 0-1000
Ice barrier underlayment requirement, Yes
Additional information can be obtained from the plans examiner at 540-459-6185.