Office of Planning and Zoning

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BY ORDER OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMISSION ALL COUNTY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 3, 2020 IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. AT THAT TIME, THE COUNTY WILL RE-EVALUATE THE SITUATION TO DETERMINE IF AN EXTENSION IS NEEDED.

WHILE THE OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC WE WILL CONDUCT BUSINESS AS BEST WE CAN UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU MAY CONTACT OUR OFFICES AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS LISTED BELOW OR VIA EMAIL AS FOLLOWS:

BUILDING PERMITS & INSPECTIONS: 304-725-2998, permits@jeffersoncountywv.org
IMPACT FEES: 304-728-3331, mmason@jeffersoncountywv.org
ENGINEERING: 304-728-3257, engineering@jeffersoncountywv.org
PLANNING: 304-728-3228, planningdepartment@jeffersoncountywv.org
ZONING: 304-728-3228, zoning@jeffersoncountywv.org
GIS & ADDRESSING: 304-724-6759, gis@jeffersoncountywv.org

BUILDING INSPECTIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE BUILDING INSPECTORS, HOWEVER, NO ONE CAN BE PRESENT ON SITE DURING THE INSPECTION PROCESS. IF THIS CANNOT BE OBSERVED, INSPECTORS HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO NOT CONDUCT THE INSPECTION AND TO LEAVE THE SITE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS TIME OF UNCERTAINTY.


masonbldg largeThe office of Planning and Zoning is located on the 2nd Floor of the Mason Building
116 East Washington Street in Charles Town, W.V.

The mission of the Office of Planning and Zoning is to provide a healthy, pleasant environment for those who live, work, and visit Jefferson County by blending the unique natural and built resources of our community with quality, sustainable development that ensures responsible and sound growth. We are a knowledgeable, respectful, dedicated staff who welcome community based problem solving and public/private cooperation that assists the community in implementing standards which create a positive impact and achieves its ultimate vision.


 

Approved 2014 Comprehensive Plan Update:

On January 14, 2015 the County Commission approved the Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan and Future Land Use Guide. Copies are available for review in the office of Planning and Zoning and the following libraries: Old Charles Town Library, Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Public Library, South Jefferson Public Library, and Shepherdstown Public Library.

 

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