West Virginia Planning Department in Charleston, West Virginia

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West Virginia Planning Department Contact Information

Address and Phone Number for West Virginia Planning Department, a Building Department, at Quarrier Street, Charleston WV.

West Virginia Planning Department
1205 Quarrier Street
Charleston, West Virginia, 25301

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About the West Virginia Planning Department

The West Virginia Planning Department, located in Charleston, West Virginia, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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  • Kanawha County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Kanawha County, West Virginia
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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%)