Board of Zoning Appeals

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The Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals meet on the 4th Thursday* of each month beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the County Commission meeting room, located in the lower level of the Charles Town Library at 200 East Washington Street. Please use the side, ground-level entrance on Samuel Street.

*November and December meeting dates are typically modified to account for holidays. Please check the meeting schedule to confirm exact meeting date.


Board of Zoning Appeals Members
Term Length = Three Years
 Member Name  Term Expiration
 J. Tyler Quynn, Chair
Matt McKinney, Vice Chair
Jacob Harris, Secretary
David Wiegand
Steven Guier
Alternate Members
Mikala Shremshock
Individuals interested in applying for vacant positions should contact the County Commission Office at
 Office of Planning and Zoning
  Contact  Alexandra Beaulieu, Deputy Director & Zoning Administrator
Jennilee Hartman, Zoning Clerk
116 East Washington St
Charles Town, WV 25414


Board of Zoning Appeals Documents
 2024 Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines
Board of Zoning Appeals Submission Deadline Policy for Written Comment
 Rules of Procedure
 Agenda Packets
 Conditional Use Permits


Highlights of the Board of Zoning Appeals Powers and Duties:
(refer to WV Code Chapter 8A-8-9 for a comprehensive list)

  • Hear, review and determine appeals from an order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official or board charged with the enforcement of a zoning ordinance or rule and regulation adopted.

  • Authorize exceptions to the district rules and regulations only in the classes of cases or in particular situations, as specified in the zoning ordinance.

  • Hear and decide conditional uses of the zoning ordinance upon which the board is required to act under the zoning ordinance.

  • Authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, a variance to the zoning ordinance.

  • Members must be residents of Jefferson County for at least three years preceding the appointment

  • Cannot be a member of the County Planning Commission.

  • Cannot hold any other elective or appointive office in the Jefferson County government.

  • An Alternate member shall serve on the Board when one of the regular members is unable to serve.  The alternative member shall serve until a final determination is made in the matter to which the Alternate member was initially called on to serve.

  • The Board members and Alternate members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of their official duties.

  • Reverse, affirm or modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appeals from and have all the powers and authority of the official or board from which the appeal was taken.

  • Supervise fiscal affairs and responsibilities of the Board.

  • Alternate Members shall have all the powers and duties of a regular Board member when sitting on a case and shall continue to participate in the case until a final decision is reached. Alternate members shall serve by rotation, based on seniority of appointment to the Board.