Ordinances and Regulations

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Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan

Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan

Future Land Use Guide

Current Ordinances

Jefferson County Zoning and Land Development Ordinance, as amended November 21, 2019

Jefferson County Subdivision and Land Development Regulations, as amended February 1, 2018


Jefferson County Stormwater Management Ordinance, effective January 1, 2014

Jefferson County Salvage Yard Ordinance - Adopted August 23, 1984

Jefferson County Improvement Location Permit Ordinance - Effective December 20, 1975

Jefferson County Standard Details

Proposed Ordinances and Text Amendments

  1. ZTA19-03, Draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment RE: Solar Energy Facilities [click to view text]
    ZTA19-03 is a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance which recommends provisions to allow Solar Energy Facilities to process in Jefferson County. The Planning Commission reviewed the proposed text amendment during their May 5, 2020 meeting and scheduled a public hearing for June 2, 2020.

    A public hearing was held on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM. The Planning Commission voted to keep Public Comment open until Tuesday, June 16. Written comments may be submitted by email: planningdepartment@jeffersoncountywv.org or mailed to P.O. Box 716, Charles Town, WV 25414; or dropped off at the Office located at 116 E Washington St in Charles Town.

    The draft text amendment will be on the June 23, 2020 PC Agenda for "Discussion and Possible Action".
    The Planning Commission's role is to make a recommendation to the County Commission as to whether or not the proposed text is consistent with the adopted Comprehensive Plan. The County Commission, once they receive the draft text amendment, will hold a Public Hearing and have the final vote as to how to proceed with the proposed amendment.

  2. Phase I Greenway Regulation Amendment Subdivision and Land Development Regulations Amendment [click to view text]

    On June 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM the Planning Commission will hold a Public Workshop to review the most recent draft of the reorganized Subdivision Regulations (with no edits). [Click Here] to review the Legal Ad that was published in the June 3 Edition of the Spirit of Jefferson, which provides a detailed overview of the proposed reorganization.

  3. ZTA14-02, Draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment RE: Mass Event Regulations 
    Planning Commission Public Hearing Scheduled for 12-08-15. Public Comments may be submitted in writing to the Office of Planning and Zoning until 5:00 PM on 12-22-15. The PC will review all comments during their January 2016 meeting.

    On 12-10-19, the Planning Commission voted to forward ZTA14-02 to Greenway Engineering to incorporate into Phase 2 of their contract, depending on the cost. *Phase 2 includes amending the Zoning Ordinance. Phase 1 includes reorganizing the County's ordinance.

 Archived Subdivision Regulations

Archived Zoning Ordinances