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
01/01/2026
Matt McKinney, Vice Chair
01/01/2027
Steven Guier, Secretary
01/01/2025
David Wiegand
01/01/2026
Jacob Harris
01/01/2027
Alternate Members
Mikala Shremshock
01/01/2026
Vacant
01/01/2025
Vacant
01/01/2027
Individuals interested in applying for vacant positions should contact the County Commission Office at
304-728-3284
 / jjames@jeffersoncountywv.org
 Office of Planning and Zoning
  Contact  Alexandra Beaulieu, Deputy Director & Zoning Administrator
Jennilee Hartman, Zoning Clerk
116 East Washington St
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-728-3228
zoning@jeffersoncountywv.org

  

Board of Zoning Appeals Documents
 2024 Meeting Schedule and Submission Deadlines
 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.