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:

  • 2018 IRC (delete Chapter 11)
  • 20181EBC
  • 20181PC
  • 20181MC
  • 20181FGC
  • 20181PMC
  • 20181SPSC
  • 2020 NFPA 70, NEC
  • 2009 IECC (Residential Energy)
  • 2009 ICC/ANSI A117.1, Standards for Accessibility
  • 2007 ANSI / ASHRAE.IESNA Standard 90.1 (Commercial Energy)