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Kanawha Co. Waiving Building Permit Fees for Areas Affected by Flood

Kara Lofton
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
The Dairy Queen in Clendenin, W.Va., on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Following flooding in West Virginia that killed 23 people  and ravaged thousands of homes and businesses, Kanawha County is waiving building permit fees in the Elkview and Clendenin areas.

The Kanawha County Commission voted Wednesday to waive the fees to all residential and commercial areas where houses and other buildings were damaged or destroyed by last week’s storm.

Building permits are required for all new construction projects to meet federal guidelines as defined in the Kanawha County Floodplain Ordinance.

Commissioner Kent Carper says in a news release that the fee waiver “will help expedite the rebuilding process” for residents and businesses without forcing those in the area to incur any costs.

Those seeking a building permit are being asked to contact the Kanawha County Commission’s planning office at 304.357.0570.

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