West Virginia Building Code

West Virginia Building Code and Licensing Information

Updated: Jan. 27, 2023

Which West Virginia Building Codes are adopted?

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.

 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 Licensing Division http://www.wvlicensingboards.com/boards.cfm
State Fire Marshal https://firemarshal.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
State Environmental Permit https://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

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