Code Enforcement

The City of Elkins Code Enforcement Officer strives to preserve the quality and value of public and private property by ensuring that maintenance standards are uniformly and equitably enforced and that all properties are maintained and occupied for use in a safe and appropriate manner. The code enforcement officer also oversees the vacant property and rental registration programs. For more information about these programs, please follow the links below.

About Code Enforcement in the City of Elkins
Using both education and enforcement tools, the city’s code enforcement officer works hard to maintain a healthy, safe and clean environment for all Elkins residents, businesses, and visitors. For a better understanding of the process of code enforcement, you can review the City of Elkins Code Enforcement Protocol.

Among other laws and codes, the code enforcement officer enforces:

  • Elkins City Code Chapters 5 (Buildings), 12 (Nuisances), and 21 (Zoning)
  • 2012 International Building Code
  • 2009 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2012 International Existing Building Code
  • 2012 International Fuel Gas Code
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code
  • 2012 International Plumbing Code
  • 2012 International Property Maintenance Code
  • 2009 International Residential Code

Common code violations:

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • High grass
  • Property maintenance
  • Sidewalk obstructions
  • Animals
  • Vacant structures
  • Backflow prevention

Code enforcement does not enforce the following:

  • Barking dogs (contact Randolph County Dog Warden at 304.636.2521)
  • Cars parked illegally (contact Police at 304.636.0678)
  • Fire code violations (contact Fire Department at 304.636.3433)
  • Illegal drug sales (contact Police at 304.636.0678, or if an emergency, 911)

Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector
Phil Isner
pisner@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1431
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241