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:,

Changes to the permit fee schedule became effective with the adoption of the updated 2022 Building Code Enforcement Ordinance on August 1, 2022. 

The changes are an increase of the fee for residential and commercial roof top / ground mounted solar systems; and a new fee for utility scale solar farms/facilities.  These fees were established by the County Commission at their September 1, 2022 meeting.

Please see current fee schedules for solar panels and utility scale solar farms/facilities fees: 
Residential Fee Schedule     Commercial Fee Schedule     Miscellaneous Fee Schedule

Hard copies are available in the Office of Building Permits & Inspections. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at 304-725-2998 or