The Inspections section of the Inspections and Permits Division is staffed by three inspectors (building, electrical and plumbing) who look at structures to make sure they are safe and comply to the International Building Code. They also work with and inspect buildings for the Unsafe Buildings Commission. The Permits section issues permits for additions and repairs to houses and buildings. Because most structural work to houses requires a permit, it is best to inquire about permits before starting work.
The Inspections and Permits Office is located in Room 1 at City Hall. The office’s phone number is 304.696.5905. Inspectors are available to meet with the public between 8 and 9 a.m. and 3 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Calling ahead for an appointment is recommended.