Kanawha County Commission
Department of Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Department oversees and enforces land use ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Kanawha County. Currently the ordinances in effect in Kanawha County include: flood plain regulations, subdivision regulations, public nuisances and property maintenance, adult only establishments, salvage yards, and video lottery. The Kanawha County Planning and Development Department issues building permits, oversees the demolition of abandoned structures and houses that contain methlabs.
Steve Neddo, Planning Director

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General Information

Zoning Information


Floodplain Management Information

(amended 03/16/2006)

Ordinances / Regulations

Fees / Applications

Office Hours

Monday - Wednesdays, Fridays
8:00AM - 5:00PM
8:00AM - 7:00PM

(304) 357-0570
(304) 357-0572
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Kanawha County Commission
Planning & Development Department
407 Virginia Street East,
Charleston, WV 25301
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Planning Commission
is held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom.
Regional Development Authority
is held on the third Thursday of the month at 12:00PM in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom
Building Commission
is scheduled on a needed bases and usually meets in the Kanawha County Commission Courtroom