Building Departments in Raleigh County, West Virginia

There are 2 Building Departments in Raleigh County, West Virginia, serving a population of 77,097 people in an area of 606 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 38,548 people, and 1 Building Department per 302 square miles.

In West Virginia, Raleigh County is ranked 20th of 55 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 14th of 55 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Raleigh County Building Departments

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

Beckley Zoning 203 South Eisenhower Drive Beckley, WV

Raleigh County Building Department 203 South Eisenhower Drive Beckley, WV

About the Raleigh County Building Department

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

Raleigh County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Raleigh 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.

Raleigh County Residential Housing Units
 Raleigh CountyWest Virginia
Total Housing Units36,181890,715
Occupied Housing Units31,119 (86.0%)734,676 (82.5%)
Raleigh County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Raleigh CountyWest Virginia
Single-Family Detached Homes23,294 (74.9%)529,010 (72.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes606 (1.9%)17,069 (2.3%)
2 Apartments523 (1.7%)12,997 (1.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments701 (2.3%)18,955 (2.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments779 (2.5%)19,994 (2.7%)
10 or More Apartments720 (2.3%)31,546 (4.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing4,496 (14.4%)105,105 (14.3%)
Raleigh County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Raleigh CountyWest Virginia
2014 or Later211 (0.7%)5,858 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013681 (2.2%)15,712 (2.1%)
2000 to 20092,787 (9.0%)91,291 (12.4%)
1980 to 19998,462 (27.2%)192,597 (26.2%)
1960 to 19799,160 (29.4%)188,969 (25.7%)
1940 to 19596,369 (6,369.0%)132,741 (132,741.0%)
1939 or Earlier3,449 (11.1%)107,508 (14.6%)
Raleigh County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Raleigh CountyWest Virginia
1 Room205 (0.7%)8,994 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms24,136 (77.6%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms12,020 (38.6%)255,520 (34.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms11,856 (38.1%)266,368 (36.3%)
8 or More Rooms5,690 (18.3%)160,363 (21.8%)
Raleigh County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Raleigh CountyWest Virginia
No Bedroom208 (0.7%)9,535 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom1,440 (4.6%)45,361 (6.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms24,136 (77.6%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms5,335 (17.1%)131,117 (17.8%)
Raleigh County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Raleigh CountyWest Virginia
With Complete Plumbing Facilities31,011 (99.7%)731,015 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities30,967 (99.5%)730,407 (99.4%)