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

JUNE 10, 2014 - Click Here to Review the DRAFT Envision Jefferson 2035 Comprehensive Plan as submitted by the Steering Committee to the Planning Commission on 06-10-2014.

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

Planning & Zoning Recording Policy

*The Planning Commission extended Public Comment on the DRAFT Envision Jefferson Comprehensive Plan for one week after the hearing. Written comments may be submitted to the Departments of Planning and Zoning on or before 5:00 PM on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Written Comments may be submitted to the Departments of Planning and Zoning by email: ; by mail: P.O. Box 338, Charles Town, WV 25414; or fax: 304-728-8126.

For more information about Envision Jefferson 2035, please go to the project’s website ( or feel free to contact the project staff either by e-mail at or by calling the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department office at (304) 728-3228. We look forward to your assistance in helping to envision a better Jefferson County.





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