Building Permits can be obtained in the Building and Zoning Office on the 4th floor of the City Municipal Building. Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the applicable code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall obtain a building permit before the work has begun.

To apply for a Building Permit, please make sure to bring:

  • Photo Identification
  • Site Plans
  • Business License (if Commercial)

For safety reasons, before any work is done for development related projects or improvements to personal property, please contact 811 in the State of West Virginia.

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Building Permit Fees:

Residential (non-commercial)

New construction, additions, alterations, replacements and repair.
Fee based on actual valuation of labor and materials:

Value of Labor and Materials Building Permit Fee Formula

$0 – $999: $10.00 minimum fee
$1,000 – $19,999: 0.011 X value
$20,000 – $49,999: 0.009 X value
$50,000 – $99,999: 0.007 X value
$100,000+: 0.006 X value

Commercial / Industrial (non-residential)

New construction, additions, alterations, replacements and repair. Fee based on actual valuation of labor and materials:

Value of Labor and Materials Building Permit Fee Formula

$0 – $1,999: $15.00 minimum fee
$2,000 – $9,999: 0.0095 X value
$10,000 – $24,999: 0.0085 X value
$25,000 -$49,999: 0.0075 X value
$50,000 – $99,999: 0.0065 X value
$100,000 – $499,999: 0.0055 X value
$500,000 – $999,999: 0.0045 X value
$1,000,000+: 0.0035 X value

Electrical Service Upgrades

Residential and commercial electrical upgrade permit, includes permit and inspections: $25.00 (Electrical services and wiring in new construction shall be covered under the normal permit fees.)

Demolition

Commercial/residential demolitions: $50.00

Grade and Fill

Subject to Engineering Department approval: $20.00 per each $1,000

 

Moving any Structure

Permit for moving any structure:  $100.00