Building Departments in Charleston, West Virginia

There are 4 Building Departments in Charleston, West Virginia, serving a population of 49,384 people in an area of 32 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 12,346 people, and 1 Building Department per 7 square miles.

In West Virginia, Charleston is ranked 26th of 1046 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 27th of 1046 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Charleston Building Departments

Find Charleston, West Virginia building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Charleston Building Department 915 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV

Charleston Planning and Zoning Department 915 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV

Kanawha County Planning Department 407 Virginia Street East Charleston, WV

West Virginia Planning Department 1205 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV

About the Charleston Building Department

Building Departments in Charleston, WV are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Charleston DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Charleston, West Virginia building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Charleston building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Charleston, WV zoning laws and requirements

Charleston Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Charleston Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Charleston Residential Housing Units
 CharlestonKanawha County
Total Housing Units25,53492,463
Occupied Housing Units21,970 (86.0%)79,437 (85.9%)
Charleston Occupied Residential Buildings
 CharlestonKanawha County
Single-Family Detached Homes14,665 (66.8%)56,334 (70.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes581 (2.6%)1,751 (2.2%)
2 Apartments809 (3.7%)1,916 (2.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,975 (9.0%)3,542 (4.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments862 (3.9%)2,906 (3.7%)
10 or More Apartments2,896 (13.2%)5,018 (6.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing182 (0.8%)7,970 (10.0%)
Charleston Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 CharlestonKanawha County
2014 or Later106 (0.5%)572 (0.7%)
2010 to 2013129 (0.6%)941 (1.2%)
2000 to 2009862 (3.9%)6,068 (7.6%)
1980 to 19992,608 (11.9%)15,693 (19.8%)
1960 to 19796,381 (29.0%)23,052 (29.0%)
1940 to 19597,885 (7,885.0%)24,066 (24,066.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,999 (18.2%)9,045 (11.4%)
Charleston Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 CharlestonKanawha County
1 Room451 (2.1%)1,074 (1.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms13,939 (63.4%)58,467 (73.6%)
4 or 5 Rooms6,834 (31.1%)26,643 (33.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms6,200 (28.2%)27,653 (34.8%)
8 or More Rooms6,101 (27.8%)18,601 (23.4%)
Charleston Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 CharlestonKanawha County
No Bedroom515 (2.3%)1,190 (1.5%)
1 Bedroom2,895 (13.2%)5,712 (7.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms13,939 (63.4%)58,467 (73.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms4,621 (21.0%)14,068 (17.7%)
Charleston Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 CharlestonKanawha County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities21,825 (99.3%)79,064 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities21,827 (99.3%)78,999 (99.4%)