Planning and Zoning Department


The mission of the Departments 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.


On Thursday, October 23, the Board of Zoning Appeals will meet in the Maintenance Department Conference Room located at
128 Industrial Boulevard, Kearneysville, WV.

Please email or call 304-728-3228 with questions related to the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.

2014 Comprehensive Plan Update

Click Here to view the Planning Commission's redlined version of the draft Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehehsnvie Plan recommended to the County Commission on October 14, 2014.

The County Commission scheduled a joint Workshop with the Planning Commission to discuss the draft Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan on October 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The County Commission will hold a Public Hearing on November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM to receive public comments on the draft Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan.

For more information about Envision Jefferson 2035, please go to the project's website ( or feel free to contact project staff either by email at or by calling the Jefferson County Departments of Planning and Zoning at (304) 728-3228.

View Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Webcasts (check schedule)

Planning & Zoning Recording Policy



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