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Building Inspection

Phone: 304-845-3394

Fax: 304-845-7130

City Contractors License Application

Online Building Permit Application

Blank Building Permit Application

Permits and Licenses

  • A Building Permit is required for all work.  There is not charge for projects $1,000.00 and under, including materials and labor.  See tiered schedule below.
  • 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, stormwater runoff permit and occupancy permit.
  • Other permits that may be required:
    • Water Tap          $330.00
    • Sewer Tap         $750.00
    • Curb Cutting      $2.00 per lineal foot.
    • Street Cutting    $200.00

Building permit fees:

Min Amount Max Amount Fee
$0.00 $1,000.00 $0.00
$1,001.00 $2,500.00 $20.00
$2,501.00 $5,000.00 $25.00
$5,001.00 $10,000.00 $30.00
$10,0001.00 $20,000.00 $35.00
$20,001.00 $25,000.00 $40.00
$25,001.00 $35,000.00 $45.00
$35,001.00 and Over $50.00 plus $2.00 per $1000 or Fraction of $1,000 over $35,001.00

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

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


Applications & Forms

Printable Building Permit Application

City Contractor License Application

Occupancy Permit Application

Property Maintenance Complaint Form


Joe Richmond Joe Richmond
Building Inspector/Floodplain Manager/CFM
Buddy Smith Buddy Smith
Building Inspector