West Virginia Building Code

West Virginia Building Code and Licensing Information

West Virginia Building Code Agency:

West Virginia Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
1207 Quarrier St., 2nd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301

Fire Website: https://firemarshal.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

State Code Website: https://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/Code.cfm

Phone: 304-347-4836
Fax: 3043474901

Which West Virginia Building Codes are adopted?

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)-Residential Buildings
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): STATEWIDE

The West Virginia State Fire Commission is responsible for statewide construction codes. The Administrative Procedures Act requires public hearings on the adoption of all codes by the State Fire Commission. When the State Fire Commission proposes to adopt a code, the code is filed with the Secretary of State. The commission conducts a public hearing and can modify the rule with the Secretary of State as and agency-approved rule. The rule is then filed with the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee. Once the rule is approved or modified by the Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee, it is introduced as a separate bill during the legislative session. Legislation need not be initiated by the State Fire Commission; the legislature can modify the code by proposing legislation at any time during the regular session. Current versions of the I-Code became effective on August 1st, 2016.

 See Additional Building Codes by State

State Website https://www.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
State Licensing  Construction contractors have to be licensed in West Virginia.
State Building Code The State of West Virginia has adopted the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), the 2015 International Residential Code (IRC), the 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC), the 20015 International Plumbing Code (IPC), the 20015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC), the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) and the 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC).

West Virginia has designated building codes as statewide codes that local jurisdiction can adopt.  The Statewide Fire Marshal’s office reviews building plans for conformance to state fire code.

State Licensing Division https://wvlabor.com/newwebsite/pages/index.html
State Fire Marshal https://www.firemarshal.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
State Environmental Permit https://www.dep.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
West Virginia Building Code By County
West Virginia Building Code By County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2015
2015 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2015
2015 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
Not Adopted
Electrical
Electric Code
2014
2014 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
2015
2015 IMC
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
2015
2015 IPC
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
2015
2015 IFGC
Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2009
2009 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
2015
2015 IPMC
Building
Existing Buildings Code
2015
2015 IEBC
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
2015
2015 ISPSC
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
Not Adopted
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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