The Department of Building Inspections & Code Enforcement is responsible for the city-wide review and inspection of property to assure compliance with the State of West Virginia and the City of Weirton Building and Property Maintenance Codes. The Department also enforces the City of Weirton’s Codified Ordinances including the Unified Development Ordinance. The Department is under the direction of Code Official, Matthew Burksey and under the jurisdiction of Planning & Development Director, Jessica Gumm.
Our Code Official and Building Inspectors enforce the city ordinances, while ensuring compliance with city policies, codes, and regulations while following the 2015 International Code Council standards. They perform the inspections required to determine compliance with all laws and regulations.
Our team of Administrative Assistants enforce the licensure and permits of the city while accepting complaints and provide administrative services to the Department. They queue and issue all business licenses, building permits, demolition permits and all other permits and licenses required by city ordinance.
Our Building Plan Reviewer reviews all plans and blueprints provided to the department to ensure that the submitted plans are in compliance with the law. The Reviewer provides insight on projects and attests approval before building permits for structural projects can be issued.