Building Departments in Ohio County, West Virginia

There are 2 Building Departments in Ohio County, West Virginia, serving a population of 42,906 people in an area of 106 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 21,453 people, and 1 Building Department per 52 square miles.

In West Virginia, Ohio County is ranked 11th of 55 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 1st of 55 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Ohio County Building Departments

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

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About the Ohio County Building Department

Building Departments in Ohio County, 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 Ohio County 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:
  • Ohio County, West Virginia building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Ohio County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Ohio County, WV zoning laws and requirements

Ohio County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Ohio County 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.

Ohio County Residential Housing Units
 Ohio CountyWest Virginia
Total Housing Units20,965890,715
Occupied Housing Units17,351 (82.8%)734,676 (82.5%)
Ohio County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Ohio CountyWest Virginia
Single-Family Detached Homes12,686 (73.1%)529,010 (72.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes500 (2.9%)17,069 (2.3%)
2 Apartments680 (3.9%)12,997 (1.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments732 (4.2%)18,955 (2.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments407 (2.3%)19,994 (2.7%)
10 or More Apartments1,604 (9.2%)31,546 (4.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing742 (4.3%)105,105 (14.3%)
Ohio County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Ohio CountyWest Virginia
2014 or Later62 (0.4%)5,858 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013253 (1.5%)15,712 (2.1%)
2000 to 2009853 (4.9%)91,291 (12.4%)
1980 to 19991,833 (10.6%)192,597 (26.2%)
1960 to 19794,676 (26.9%)188,969 (25.7%)
1940 to 19594,089 (4,089.0%)132,741 (132,741.0%)
1939 or Earlier5,585 (32.2%)107,508 (14.6%)
Ohio County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Ohio CountyWest Virginia
1 Room349 (2.0%)8,994 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms12,230 (70.5%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms5,227 (30.1%)255,520 (34.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms6,441 (37.1%)266,368 (36.3%)
8 or More Rooms3,892 (22.4%)160,363 (21.8%)
Ohio County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Ohio CountyWest Virginia
No Bedroom401 (2.3%)9,535 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,830 (10.5%)45,361 (6.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms12,230 (70.5%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms2,890 (16.7%)131,117 (17.8%)
Ohio County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Ohio CountyWest Virginia
With Complete Plumbing Facilities17,263 (99.5%)731,015 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities17,164 (98.9%)730,407 (99.4%)