To help ensure general safety, structural integrity and code compliance, the City of Parkersburg relies on national and international codes for building projects within the city borders. If the property is inside the city limits, anyone who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or modify any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, is required by law to obtain a building permit before the work has begun.


Building Code Adherence

The City of Parkersburg is currently under the following International and National Codes:

  • 2012 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2009 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation and ANSI/ESNA Standard
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPC)
  • 2011 National Electric Code (NEC)