The Inspection Department is a multifaceted department
charged with assuring compliance to State Building Codes as well as the
City's Code of Ordinances. It is comprised of a building
inspector and several code enforcement officers, both fully
certified and licensed by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's
Office. Both receive ongoing training to retain state
licensure. The building inspector is responsible to perform
compliance inspections on buildings under construction or renovation.
He/she also oversees the city's demolition program to rid neighborhoods
of dilapidated, dangerous structures. The code enforcement
officers investigate complaints about improperly maintained properties,
abandoned vehicles and other nuisances. Animal control issues
are also run through this office. Building permits are issued through
Lori Mills is the code enforcement supervisor for the City of Bluefield. She is certified as a property maintenance and housing inspector by the International Code Council and she is certified as a property maintenance building code inspector by the West Virginia State Fire Marshal. She takes care of rental property inspections in the city and code enforcement issues.
West Virginia license number - MPJBC13256354-0811
Tyler Myers is a code enforcement officer for the City of Bluefield. He is available to assist the residents and businesses of Bluefield, West Virginia.
Alex Ellison is the animal control officer for the City of Bluefield is available to assist the residents of Bluefield, West Virginia. Should residents need assistance with wild life, please call the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources at 304.558.2771.