BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

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Building & Construction Permits

It can be difficult to locate the proper permits for building and construction. That’s why when you want to build in Wood County, the Development office is here, and ready to assist. Here are a few of the permits you might need to get you started:

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

City of Parkersburg
1 Government Square | PO Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102
(304) 424-8400

Can be obtained in the Building and Zoning Office on the 4th floor of the City Municipal Building. Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the applicable code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall obtain a building permit before the work has begun.

MUST BRING: Photo ID, site plans and Business license (if commercial). For more information check out the resources below or click here to visit the city’s website.

Parkersburg Zoning Map

Plan Review Checklist

Building Permit Application

Code Enforcement Requirements for Building Permits on New Commercial

Code Enforcement Requirements for Building Permits Commercial Interior Remodels

2019 Building Zoning Schedule  of Fees for the City of Parkersburg

CITY OF VIENNA

For a building permit or zoning information, please visit the City Building front office located at 609 29th St, Vienna, WV 26105 or call the code & inspection department at (304) 295-5070, Ext. 348.

For zoning requirements, please call the building code & inspection department at (304) 295-5070, Ext. 348.

Effective building codes for Vienna: Effective building codes, City of Vienna
Business License- Hawker/Peddler Vendor, City of Vienna
Business and Occupation Tax Return, City of Vienna

CITY OF WILLIAMSTOWN

For new development, a prospective business would need to call the City of Williamstown (Paula Lankin) at 304-375-7761 and request to present to City Council. Then, Council would have the prospective business present to the Planning Commission.

For remodeling, a prospective business would need to call the City of Williamstown at 304-375-7761 and request to present to City Council. Then, Council would have the prospective business present to the Planning Commission. Then, the business would need to bring in a set of blueprints, copies of contractor’s licenses + liability insurance, fill out a permit application and remit a $10 fee plus $2 per thousand of development.

For zoning requirements, please call the City of Williamstown (Paula Lankin) at (304) 375-7761.

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