Text Amendments

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The purpose of this page is to provide information to the public on pending text amendments by listing the status of an amendment as well as any applicable resources.

Please contact the Office of Planning and Zoning for inquiries pertaining to any of the text amendments listed below by emailing planningdepartment@jeffersoncountywv.org or calling the Office at 304-728-3228.


Pending Text Amendments

ZTA21-01 - Short Term Rentals

ZTA21-01 is a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to create provisions to allow Short Term Rentals to process in Jefferson County as a Principal Permitted Use (PPU) in any zoning district that allows for a single family dwelling.

December 2, 2021 - County Commission approved ZTA21-01 with a vote of 4-1 (with Commissioner Tabb opposing).

 ZTA20-02 - Drive-Through Restaurants in the R-LI-C Zoning District

 ZTA20-02 is a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to change the classification for Drive-Through Restaurants in the Residential-Light Industrial-Commercial zoning district from Conditional Use (CU) to Permitted Use (P).

December 17, 2020 - County Commission Approved amendment as presented.

December 3, 2020 @ 1:45 PM: County Commission Public Hearing on Planning Commission Recommended Amendment [Click Here] to review proposed draft.

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - Planning Commission Public Hearing on draft amendment. [Click Here] to review proposed draft.


ZTA20-01 - Commercial Cemeteries

ZTA20-01 is a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to create provisions to allow commercial cemeteries to process in the Rural zoning district via the Conditional Use Permit process. The Planning Commission voted to accept the request into their work plan to consider drafting provisions to allow commercial facilities on June 2, 2020.

December 17, 2020 - County Commission denied draft amendment as presented.

 *Note: this amendment does not impact family burial plots on personal property. The amendment is specific to a commercial use.

 ZTA19-03 - Solar Energy Facilities

*Click Here* to be directed to webpage detailing the status of the draft text amendment

File #ZTA19-03 refers to a proposed text amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to incorporate provisions to allow Solar Energy Facilities to process in Jefferson County.

*Note: Solar panels which are accessory to a residence or a business are permitted as an accessory use. The recent text amendment was created to specifically address large scale solar energy facilities as a principal/primary land use (i.e. not accessory or secondary to an existing land use). The amendment does not impact roof top solar or arrays installed on the same lot to directly serve a residence or business.

Phase I Greenway Engineering Subdivision and Land Development Regulations Amendment [click to view text]

On June 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM the Planning Commission will hole a Public Workshop to review the most recent draft of the reorganized Subdivision Regulations (with no edits). [Click Here] to review the Legal Ad that was published in the June 3 Edition of the Spirit of Jefferson, which provides a detailed overview of the proposed reorganization.

ZTA14-02 - Mass Event Regulations [click to view text]


On 12-10-19, the Planning Commission voted to forward ZTA14-02 to Greenway Engineering to incorporate into Phase 2 of their contract, depending on the cost. *Phase 2 includes amending the Subdivision Regulations and Zoning Ordinance. Phase 1 includes reorganizing the County's Ordinances.