All plans shall be sealed by a Virginia Licensed A/E in accordance with the 2018 Virginia Building and Fire Code Regulations. 

§ 54.1-402 of the Code of Virginia requires construction documents submitted to the local building department to be prepared by an A/E.


  • In accordance with § 54.1-410(A) of the Code of Virginia, officials of local building departments may require A/E design even if not required by state law.
  • Construction documents that do not require and A/E seal must bear the name and address of the author and his or her occupation on the title page. 
  • Electronically submitted plans must contain a seal and electronic signature with signature protection on each sheet or only the cover sheet provided it has a table of contents.

Sealing Requirements:


A/E Seal Chart: /DocumentCenter/View/15909