Last modified on September 9th, 2022 at 03:34 pm
As of August 2022, a new city zoning code is in effect in Elkins. Follow this link for more information.
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.
Also, see our Dilapidated Structures Dashboard for locations and status of structures under investigation for code violations.
About Code Enforcement in the City of Elkins
Using both education and enforcement tools, the city’s code enforcement officer works 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. If you have information regarding a potential code enforcement violation, please report this to the City’s Code Enforcement Officer on a Request for Investigation form, available in fillable form here and in paper form at the front desk of City Hall.
Among other laws and codes, the code enforcement officer enforces the International Property Maintenance Code.
Common code violations:
- Abandoned vehicles
- High grass
- Property maintenance
- Sidewalk obstructions
- Zoning violations related to animals
- Vacant structures
- Backflow prevention
Code enforcement does not enforce the following:
- Unattended and/or unlicensed animals (contact Animal Control at 304.636.2521)
- Barking dogs (contact Police at 304.636.0678)
- 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
Phone: (304) 636-1414, Ext. 1431
Fax: (304) 635-7132
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241