Building Code Official


The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office has moved. Please see the new address below.


WV State Fire Commission

State Fire Marshal - 4th Floor North

1700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E.

Charleston, WV 25314​

This is a secure site. 

Please contact 304-558-2191 for information on how to drop off licensing applications/renewals.​


Authority:  WV Code Chapter 29, Article 3, Section 5b, Legislative Rule Title 87​​, Series 4, Legislative Rule Title 103, Series 6​

All persons employed or serving as a public building code official, building code inspector, or building code plans examiner shall be certified by the WV State Fire Commission in his/her respective classification. 

Building Code Official, Inspector, and Plans Examiner License Application

Legislative Rule, Certification of Building Code Officials

Legislative Rule, State Building Code​

Certification Process

  1. Complete the application and all supporting documentation and fees.  Normally will require copies of jurisdictional adoption of State Building Code and letters of employment.
  2. Expect certifications to be returned within fifteen (15) days after receipt.