Building Departments in Jefferson County, West Virginia

There are 3 Building Departments in Jefferson County, West Virginia, serving a population of 55,673 people in an area of 210 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 18,557 people, and 1 Building Department per 69 square miles.

In West Virginia, Jefferson County is ranked 9th of 55 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 2nd of 55 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Jefferson County Building Departments

Find Jefferson County, West Virginia building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Department 116 East Washington Street Charles Town, WV

Ranson Permits 312 South Mildred Street Ranson, WV

Shepherdstown Zoning 104 South King Street Shepherdstown, WV

About the Jefferson County Building Department

Building Departments in Jefferson County, WV are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Jefferson County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Jefferson County, West Virginia building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Jefferson County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Jefferson County, WV zoning laws and requirements

Jefferson County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Jefferson County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Jefferson County Residential Housing Units
 Jefferson CountyWest Virginia
Total Housing Units22,999890,715
Occupied Housing Units20,895 (90.9%)734,676 (82.5%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Jefferson CountyWest Virginia
Single-Family Detached Homes15,849 (75.9%)529,010 (72.0%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,734 (8.3%)17,069 (2.3%)
2 Apartments331 (1.6%)12,997 (1.8%)
3 or 4 Apartments228 (1.1%)18,955 (2.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments540 (2.6%)19,994 (2.7%)
10 or More Apartments616 (2.9%)31,546 (4.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,597 (7.6%)105,105 (14.3%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Jefferson CountyWest Virginia
2014 or Later367 (1.8%)5,858 (0.8%)
2010 to 2013642 (3.1%)15,712 (2.1%)
2000 to 20095,618 (26.9%)91,291 (12.4%)
1980 to 19996,081 (29.1%)192,597 (26.2%)
1960 to 19794,332 (20.7%)188,969 (25.7%)
1940 to 19591,356 (1,356.0%)132,741 (132,741.0%)
1939 or Earlier2,499 (12.0%)107,508 (14.6%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyWest Virginia
1 Room131 (0.6%)8,994 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms13,025 (62.3%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms5,370 (25.7%)255,520 (34.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms6,793 (32.5%)266,368 (36.3%)
8 or More Rooms7,320 (35.0%)160,363 (21.8%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyWest Virginia
No Bedroom142 (0.7%)9,535 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom961 (4.6%)45,361 (6.2%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms13,025 (62.3%)548,663 (74.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms6,767 (32.4%)131,117 (17.8%)
Jefferson County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Jefferson CountyWest Virginia
With Complete Plumbing Facilities20,817 (99.6%)731,015 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities20,778 (99.4%)730,407 (99.4%)