The City of Wheeling, West Virginia


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What Requires a Building Permit?

A Guide to the City of Wheeling Requirements

Building Permits are required for projects ranging from building a new house to renovating a bathroom. The following list is an example of the most common projects that require a building permit:

  • New Home Construction
  • Room Additions
  • New Deck Construction
  • New Roof
  • Kitchen Renovation
  • Bathroom Renovation
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • Demolition
  • Garage Construction
  • Car Port Construction
  • In-Ground Swimming Pool
  • Tool Shed Construction
  • Tile Floor Installation
  • Fences up to 6 feet
  • Retaining walls under 48 inches

Below is a list of projects that do NOT require a building permit:
  • Painting
  • Wall Papering
  • Carpet and Vinyl Floor Installation
  • Landscaping (excluding retaining walls)
  • Lamp Replacement

The bottom line is some work requires a building permit, and some does not. If you have a questions about whether or not your project requires a permit, call the Building Inspection Division at 234-3601. A building codes professional will be happy to answer any questions that you have.

City of Wheeling
Economic & Community Development Department
Inspection Division
1500 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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