Building Department

Building Department
191 Main Street
New Martinsville, WV 26155


Joseph Hanna
Building Inspector


Timothy Chichick
Deputy Building Inspector

Building Permit Information

The following information will help you determine whether a building permit is required for your project. The information below may also be downloaded as a PDF document.

No Permit Necessary

Maintenance Work: (examples) painting, replace board on deck, repair leak in roof (if replacing more than half a permit is needed), 1 block, awning, etc.

Interior: Job less than $2000 & NO electrical, plumbing or structural

Slab Concrete: (examples) driveways, sidewalks

Permit Required

County, State or jobs up to $500 (no fee required).

Asbestos Removal: Need report & City License. Asbestos testing required for new roof (160 sq. ft. or less NO test required & Siding OR sign release for hazardous material notification.

All Electrical, Plumbing & Mechanical (structural).

Licenses Required

Contractors for jobs less than $5000 need City License, State License & Handyman License.

Contractors for jobs over $5000 need City License, State License & Contractors License.

Setback & Other Information

Retaining Wall or Fence should stay off property line in order to maintain but can go up to property line.

New Structures:
  • 5 feet from property line - side setback
  • 10 feet between permanent/existing structures at roof line
  • 25 feet frontal setback
Permit for Signs: No zoning, No moving parts allowed.

Permit Fees

Permit but NO FEE for County, State or jobs up to $500

Residential Projects ($501-$1000): $25.00 + $3.00 per $1000 or fraction thereof

Commercial Projects ($501-$1000): $50.00 + $4.00 per $1000 or fraction thereof

Demolition: $10.00

Building Permit Forms

Forms may be printed out, filled in and turned in at City Hall