''Much of the information presented in this summary is drawn from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program and the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP). For more detailed information about building energy codes, visit the [http://www.energycodes.gov/states/ DOE] and [http://bcap-ocean.org/ BCAP] websites.''
The West Virginia State Fire Commission is responsible for adopting and promulgating statewide construction codes. Local jurisdictions must adopt the statewide requirements to enforce them at the local level. For jurisdictions that adopt the statewide codes, compliance is determined by plan review and inspection by local building officials. If local jurisdictions do not adopt the statewide codes, contractors, builders, and architects are responsible for complying with the provisions of the codes.
The West Virginia codes are available online through the [http://www.firemarshal.wv.gov/Documents/87-04%20State%20Building%20Code.pdf West Virginia Fire Commission]. For further information on building regulations and codes, contact the West Virginia Fire Commission at (304) 558-2191.