What is the purpose of a building permit?
The purpose of a building permit is to provide minimum construction standards established by the West Virginia State Building Code. These minimum construction standards provide safeguards for life, health, property and welfare by regulating design, construction, materials, use and the type of occupancy of all buildings. A building permit must be obtained any time a building or structure is erected, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, converted, or demolished.

The Building Inspection Division is found in the Code Enforcement Office at City Hall on Spruce Street. Enter the double doors, and the Code Enforcement Office is through the door to your right.

To get a better idea as to how long it will take for Code Enforcement to review your permit application materials please view the Permit Review Timeline (PDF)

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