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.

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 held a Public Hearing on November 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM to receive public comments on the draft Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan. The County Commission will meet on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss public comments received. Click Here to review public comments packet.

In an effort to promote communication and coordination between the Citizens of Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Planning, Zoning, and Engineering staff, the Planning Commission has proposed a stakeholders roundtable discussion to be held quarterly. The first roundtable discussion is scheduled for December 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the library meeting room located on the lower level of the Old Charles Town Library at 200 E Washington Street in Charles Town. Interested individuals are welcome to come share their thoughts on the current processes, ordinances, regulations, or simply day-to-day activities by Planning, Zoning, and Engineering departments.

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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