Home Square FootageDoes the state of Virginia or the City of Norfolk have any laws stating how advertised home square footage is calculated? I am buying a home and the MLS stated square footage includes the garage. I was under the impression that the garage did not count as living area unless it was heated/cooled. Does a listing agent not have to verify the advertised square footage prior to listing it in MLS? If so where can I find that in writing.September 05 2013 - Norfolk00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.