COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

                                    COUNTY OF HENRICO





TO: All Permit Applicants

FROM: Building Official

SUBJECT: State Fee Levy Increase

DATE: June 9, 2009

The Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development revised Section 107.2 of the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) as part of the adoption of the 2006 edition of the USBC. The revised text of Section 107.2 is presented below, and implements an increase of the State fee levy to 2%.

107.2 Code Academy fee levy. In accordance with subdivision 7 of Section 36-137 of the Code of Virginia, the local building department shall collect a 1.75% levy of fees charged for building permits issued under this code and transmit it quarterly to DHCD to support training programs of the Virginia Building Code Academy. The foregoing levy shall remain effective until July 1, 2009, after which time the fee levy shall be increased to 2%. Localities which maintain individual or regional training academies accredited by DHCD shall retain such levy.

All permit applications received after July 1, 2009 will be subject to the fee levy increase. Please contact our office if you have any questions regarding the implementation of the State fee levy increase.

Gregory H. Revels
Building Official