Planning and Zoning Department


The office of the Departments 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 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.

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

Planning & Zoning Recording Policy

2014 Comprehensive Plan Update

Click Here to view the Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan, adopted by the County Commission on January 14, 2015. Click Here to view the Future Land Use Guide. Note: this is a large map and soem browsers are unable to display the map.
If you have trouble viewing, an 11 x 17 version is available here. A printed version is available to view in the office of the Departments of Planning and Zoning and in the County Commission meeting room.

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



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