Office of Building Permits & Inspections

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Contact Information: 
Phone: 304-725-2998

Office Location:
116 East Washington St, Suite 100

Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
(No building permits will be taken in after 4:30pm)


The Building Code Enforcement Ordinance requires that all structures constructed in Jefferson County are to comply with the requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC) and/or the International Building Code (IBC), which shall be the most recent version adopted by the State of West Virginia. The requirement for building permits and inspections includes but is not limited to: residential and commercial/industrial structures, remodeling and renovation projects, building additions, finished basements, detached garages, car ports, wood stoves, plumbing, mechanical or electrical work, signs, fences of 6' height or taller, sheds/storage buildings, garages, and swimming pools/hot tubs.

Building permit application forms and the permit fee schedule are available by contacting the Office of Building Permits & Inspections.  The International Building Codes are available for review in the Office of Permits & Inspections or can be purchased from the International Code Council at

Notice of Fee Increase

To All Builders, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Developers and Homeowners:

As directed by the Jefferson County Commission, the permit fees will increase on July 1, 2018.  Permit fees have been increased one time since 2001.  The fee schedules have now been adjusted for inflation based on a 2% inflation rate.

The new fee schedules will apply to any permit application received after the close of business on Friday, June 29th.  The Fee Schedules will be updated Friday afternoon, June 29th, on the Department of Engineering, Planning & Zoning web page.

In addition, all permit applications have been revised to reflect the new fee schedules and to eliminate unnecessary information.  The new fee schedules will be posted on the Department of Engineering, Planning & Zoning web page on Friday afternoon, June 29th.

Hard copies of the fee schedules and permit applications will be available on Monday, July 2nd, in the Office of Building Permits & Inspections.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 304-728-3257 or