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Building Inspection

Joe Richmond Joe Richmond
Building Inspector/Floodplain Manager/CFM
Buddy Smith Buddy Smith
Building Inspector
Cheri Wilson-Long Cheri Wilson-Long
Building Inspector

Phone: 304-845-3394

Fax: 304-845-7130

Online Building Permit Application

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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.
  • 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.

Building permit fees:

Min Amount Max Amount Fee
$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

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