Office of Engineering

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Contact Information:
Jefferson County Office of Engineering
P.O. Box 716
116 East Washington Street, Suite 100
Charles Town, WV 25414

Office of Engineering: 304-728-3257
Office of Building Permits & Inspections: 304-725-2998 

Office of Code Enforcement & Floodplain Management: 304-728-3257
Office of Impact Fees: 304-728-3331

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
(No building permits will be taken in after 4:30pm)

Fax: 304-728-3953


The Office of Engineering is responsible for the engineering review of subdivision plats and commercial/industrial site plans for compliance with the Subdivision Ordinance, Floodplain Ordinance and the Improvement Location Permit Ordinance.  The Office of Engineering administers the land development bonding policy and performs inspections of land development projects.  In addition, the Office of Engineering Department is responsible for the administration of the Property Safety Ordinance.

The Office of Engineering is also responsible for managing engineering studies such as the:  Mountain Community Water System Study, Westridge Hills Subdivision Test Wells Project, County-wide Groundwater Budget Study; and managing construction projects and drafting ordinances.   

Notice of Fee Increase

To All Builders, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Developers and Homeowners:

As directed by the Jefferson County Commission, the permit fees will increase on July 1, 2018.  Permit fees have been increased one time since 2001.  The fee schedules have now been adjusted for inflation based on a 2% inflation rate.

The new fee schedules will apply to any permit application received after the close of business on Friday, June 29th.  The Fee Schedules will be updated Friday afternoon, June 29th, on the Department of Engineering, Planning & Zoning web page.

In addition, all permit applications have been revised to reflect the new fee schedules and to eliminate unnecessary information.  The new fee schedules will be posted on the Department of Engineering, Planning & Zoning web page on Friday afternoon, June 29th.

Hard copies of the fee schedules and permit applications will be available on Monday, July 2nd, in the Office of Building Permits & Inspections.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 304-728-3257 or