Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors
Home Inspector Licensing Regulations [18 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
SB 607 Amendment
Action 6003
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors (“the Board”) intends to amend the Home Inspector Licensing Regulations to comply with the requirements of Chapter 398 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly (SB 607). The legislation requires the Board to “…update the regulations in 18VAC15-40-130 to require that a home inspection and the report on its findings include a determination of whether the home's smoke detectors are in ‘good working order,’ as defined by the Board.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7350]
Associated Mandates Update Home Inspector Regulations pertaining to Smoke Detectors
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9694 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/12/2022.
9938 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/01/2023.
10282 Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 08/01/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cameron Parris  / Regulatory Operations Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-9183    FAX: (866)350-5354    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.