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West Virginia Building Codes

Building Codes References

West Virginia has adopted statewide, mandatory codes.
Code TypeCode ModelAmendment Contact
Building/Dwelling CodeIBC 2009 (State Building Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Structural CodeIBC 2009 (State Building Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Plumbing CodeIPC 2009 (State Building Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Mechanical CodeIMC 2009 (State Building Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Electrical CodeNEC 2005, NFPA 70 (West Virginia State Fire Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Fire/Life Safety CodeNFPA 2004/2005 Ed., with supplementWest Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Accessibility Code2003 ICC/ANSI A117.1 (State Building Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Energy CodeIECC 2003 (State Building Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.
Elevator CodeASME A17.1-3, ASME A18.1
Gas CodeIFGC 2009 (State Building Code)West Virginia Fire Commission, (304) 558-2191 or online.

Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

Authorities Having Jurisdiction are those government officials who are the final authority on questions in a particular area (or jurisdiction).
Jurisdictional AreaContact
StructuralState Fire Commission
Phone: (304) 558-2191
Fax: (304) 558-2537
PlumbingState Fire Commission
Phone: (304) 558-2191
MechanicalState Fire Commission
Phone: (304) 558-2191
ElectricalState Fire Commission
Phone: (304) 558-2191
AccessibilityState Fire Commission
Phone: (304) 558-2191
Plan ReviewState Fire Commission
Phone: (304) 558-2191
EnergyState Fire Commission
Phone: (304) 558-2191
EnvironmentalDept. of Environmental Protection
Phone: (304) 926-0440
Health DepartmentEnvironmental Health
Phone: (304) 558-2981
Fire MarshalState Fire Marshal
Phone: (304) 558-2191
Boiler InspectorLabor Dept.
Phone: (304) 558-7890
Elevator InspectorLabor Dept.
Phone: (304) 558-7890

Other Building Codes

Building codes are also available for these other West Virginia municipalities: