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Building Inspection Department

Building Inspector
Floodplain Manager
Joe Richmond,CFM
800 Sixth Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
Phone: 304-845-3394
Fax: 304-845-7130

Why Get Permits & Inspections

There are many important reasons to obtain the required building permit(s) and to obtain the required inspections for your construction project.  

Helps protect property value

Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the codes adopted by your community, the value of your investment could be reduced.

Saves Money

Property insurers may not cover work or damages caused by work done without permits and inspections.

Makes Selling Property Easier

When property is sold through a multiple listing association, the owner is required to disclose any improvements or repairs made and if permits and inspections were obtained. Many financial institutions will not finance a purchase without proof of a final inspection. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to tear down the addition, leave it unoccupied or do costly repairs.

Improves safety

Your permit allows the code official to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction to provide for public health, safety and welfare. By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family, and your friends or future owners. Mandatory inspections complement the contractor’s experience and act as a system of checks and balances resulting in a safer project.

It’s the Law

Work requiring permits are made such by City Ordinance. Work without a permit may be subject to removal or other costly remedies.

Permits and Licenses

  • A building permit is required for any job over $300 including materials and labor.
  • A City Contractor’s license is required for any job over $300 (materials and labor) which includes any pay.
  •  A City Contractor’s license is required for any job over $300 (materials and labor) which includes any pay.
  • All subcontractors must have a state contractor’s license also
  • A Business Registration Certificate is required for all contractors no matter what the amount of the job is.
  • B&O taxes for each job must be paid before any permits are issued.
  • The general contractor pays the B&O tax on the total cost of the contract.
  •  Each subcontractor must pay B&O on his portion of the contract and permit fee.
  • All electrical work requires an electrical permit. Any work hired must be performed by a state licensed electrician.
  • Electrical permits are calculated based on the number of electrical items.
  •  Plumbing permits are required for all plumbing work.
  •  New construction (residential, modular, trailers, commercial) require plot, detailed prints, electrical permits, plumbing permits, building permits, storm water runoff permit and occupancy permit.

Building permit fees:

 

Min Amt

Max Amt

fee is

$0.00

$600.00

$0.00
$601.00 $1000.00 $10.00
$1001.00 $5000.00 $15.00
$5001.00 $15000.00 $25.00
$15001.00 and over
$25.00 plus $1.00 per
$1000 or fraction of
$1000 over $15001.00

 

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING PERMIT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF MOUNDSVILLE

PART SEVENTEEN - BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE

 -ELECTRICAL PERMIT AND INSPECTION FEES. 1709.03

 -PLUMBING PERMIT AND INSPECTION FEES.   1709.07

CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

CITY OF MOUNDSVILLE, WV

CLIMATIC AND GEOGRAPHIC DESIGN CRITERIA

GROUND SNOW LOAD

30 psf

 

 

WIND Speed DESIGN (mph)

90 mph

 

 

SEISMIC DESIGN CATEGORY

B

 

 

SUBJECT TO DAMAGE FROM

 

Weathering

Severe

Frost line depth

30”

Termite

Moderate to Heavy

 

 

WINTER DESIGN TEMP

11 degrees

ICE BARRIER UNDERLAYMENT REQUIRED

YES

Click on the link below, click on Moundsville and enter the Specific Municipal Ordinance number below.

http://www.walterdrane.com/online_codes.html

Business Regulation and Licensing - Contractor Licensing

733.01   Policy declared.

733.02   Definitions.

733.03   Necessity for license; exemptions.

733.04   License application and issuance.

733.05   License expiration date; fee; renewal.

733.06   Unlawful use, assignment, transfer of license.

733.07   Prerequisites to obtaining building permit.

733.08   Stop work order.

733.09   Conflict of laws.

Business and Occupation Tax

745.09   Business of contracting.

745.181 Charges for contracting; bond.

Streets, Utilities and Public Services Code

901.01   House numbering system.

901.02   Refuse on streets.

901.05   Occupying streets for building purposes.

901.06   Obstructing streets.

901.07   Dangerous fences along streets.

901.08   Structures over streets.

901.09   Cellar doors, entrances.

901.10   Curbs; construction and cutting.

901.11   Signs on streets.

901.12   Poles, posts and wires.

901.13   Excavations in streets.

901.14   Awnings over sidewalks.

901.16   Construction and repair of sidewalks.

901.17   Abandonment, opening, closing of streets; granting rights of way and easements; payment of costs.

921.  Sewer Regulations.

922.  Storm water Management and Surface Water Discharge Control.

Planning and Zoning Code

CHAPTER ONE - Subdivision Control 

CHAPTER THREE - Zoning Administration

CHAPTER FIVE - Zoning Districts and Requirements

Fire Prevention Code

1515.03   Construction.

1515.04  Applicability of regulations.

1515.05   Modification of regulations.

1515.07   Lock boxes for certain structures.

1515.08  Automatic dialers for certain structures.

1515.08  Post indicator valves for certain structures.

1521.03  Inspections.

1521.04  Buildings subject to inspection.   

1521.07  Permits.

1521.08  Appeals.

1521.09  New materials, processes or occupancies which require permits.

1533.01  Fire Prevention Code.

1533.06  Adoption of State Fire Code.

1533.07  State fire prevention laws and regulations of State Fire Marshal adopted

Building and Housing Code

1709. Permits and Fees.

170.11 Increased fees when work commenced prior to Obtaining Permit.

1731. Appeals and Variances.

1731. West Virginia State Building Code.

1735.  National Electrical Code.

1755.  Flood Control Regulations.

1757.  Mobile Homes.

 

City Contractor License Application

Building Permit Application

Property Maintenance Complaint Form

 

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