Berkeley County Engineering and Building Inspections Departments are two of several County departments operating under the authority of the Berkeley County Council. Through each of these departments, our mission is to help protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the county, as well as creating a positive environment which facilitates an efficient working relationship with the contractors and developers doing business within Berkeley County. We will promote excellence in building practices among contractors as well as preserve the quality and lasting endurance home owners deserve. We strive to provide our services to our clients in a professional, helpful and polite manner. Communication will be effective, precise and technically correct. Our team of staff will be a competent source of knowledge, education and assistance for all who live and work within Berkeley County. We are committed to providing the best service possible by way of prompt and courteous responses to the needs of those requiring the services of either department. Our commitment extends to continually expand our technical knowledge and to modify our procedures in order to best serve the building community and the citizens of Berkeley County.
We are committed to providing a great customer experience by understanding that our clients are our number one priority. Everything we do begins and ends with our clients.
Taking possession and embracing accountability for seeing our client's needs through to fruition. We accept the responsibility in upholding a valued partnership with each of our clients.
We cultivate an environment that allows for both personal and professional growth. We each take responsibility to gain the required development to meet our client's needs.
Upholding our integrity and honesty in doing the right thing in everything we do.
We are committed as a service provider to the success of our clients.
Building Permits & Inspection Department
The Building Permit and Inspections Department is responsible for administering and enforcing all applicable building codes with regard to residential and commercial construction in our jurisdiction. We also provide assistance to our building community and citizens so that they may understand and meet the code requirements for their building projects. All construction within Berkeley County must meet and/or exceed the requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC) and/or The International Building Code (IBC) which shall be the most recent version adopted by the State of West Virginia.
The Engineering Department is a review agency for the Planning Commission. The department also administers and enforces the Berkeley County Storm Water Management and Sediment and Erosion Control Ordinance. The Engineering Department will review and inspect all land disturbance projects in excess of 5,000 square feet for compliance with the ordinance in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This department will also review and inspect new projects for Storm Water Management regulation compliance. We strive to assist each of our clients with technical expertise in proper methods of erosion and sediment control.
Our office will strive for excellence in assisting our clients by providing the following services:
- Processing Building Permit and Grading Permit applications
- Reviewing and approving plans and specifications for construction
- Providing ongoing inspection of projects until completion and occupancy
- Offering guidance and helpful information on how to complete your project
We are striving to allow our clients and the building community to have easy access to the information they need - when they need it. With that in mind, we have designed our website to provide information to make it easier to obtain that information. We are committed to the development of this website in providing more online services in the future.
Our Departments are proud members of the following organizations: