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The Monongalia County Planning Office and the Monongalia County Floodplain Office have been experiencing  intermittent phone connection issues.

If you receive a notice that a number is unavailable or that the voicemail box is full, please attempt to contact the main Planning Office number at 304-291-9570 or by email at planning@moncommission.com. (Also please take note of the number you originally dialed and any instructions the phone system indicated – thank you)

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

  • Scroll down for more information regarding the draft Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance
  • On October 14, 2020 the County Commission heard the following case: Case TA 001-2020: Request for a Text Amendment to the West Run Zoning Ordinance. Applicant requests to strike “containing no more than 16 dwelling units per acre” from Article 1200.05(A) (Medium Density Residential Bulk Requirements, Multi-Family). The County Commission approved this request. Changes to the official document have been done.
  • On October 14, 2020 the MCPC heard the following case: Case MA 001-2020: Request for an Amendment to the West Run Planning District Zoning Map from Industrial (M-2) to General Commercial (C-2) for the properties legally described as Morgan Tax Map 4A, Parcels 19 and 19.1. They recommended approval to the County Commission. Time and date for the County Commission is forthcoming. Please Click Here for the agenda and staff report. 
  • The MCPC was scheduled to have a meeting August 12th, 2020 at 6pm via teleconference at number 732-434-3893. A public hearing for DSI 001-2020 was to be held. This is in addition to a previously approved CUP and Variance for the same site. THIS MEETING IS NOW CANCELLED!
  • The BZA was scheduled to have a meeting August 19th, 2020 at 6pm via teleconference at number 732-434-3893. A public hearing for CUP 003-2020 was to be held. THIS MEETING IS NOW CANCELLED!  
  • The BZA is looking for members. Must live within the West Run Planning District. Please email planning@moncommission.com for more details.

Meeting Dates and Submission Deadlines / Agendas / Minutes / Contact Us


PSA: The Subdivision and Land Development Regulations are now in their final draft form which can be found here in PDF form. Appendix A (Definitions) can be found here. Appendix B (Parking) can be found here.  Appendix C (Fee Schedule) can be found here. This draft is a working document released only for public review and comment, as is, and not intended to constitute the final draft adopted by the County Commission nor should it be substituted for any current legislative requirements. The redline can be found here. The final draft comes after having held numerous public meetings late last year, a developer round table, and extensive review for compliance with WV 8A, the supervisory state code. The next step will be the public hearing. Please see below for a new time line for the next few months regarding these regulations.

The current proposed timeline (All Dates Subject To Change):

Due to COVID-19 most dates are now To Be Deteremined. We will update both Facebook and this Page when new dates are decided on,

March 20 – Final Subdivision and Land Development Regulation Draft Available to Public
March 31 – Final Guideline/Toolkit Draft Available to Public
TBD (prev April 3) – Engineers Workshop, Location TBD (Please Mark your Calendars)
TBD Iprev April 17)– Developers Workshop, Location TBD (Please Mark your Calendars)
TBD (prev April 24) – Finalizing the Regulation Draft, Editing of Errors, Formatting, and Pagination
TBD (prev May 27) – Public Hearing/Potential Adoption
TBD (prev July 1) – Ordinance Goes Into Effect (if adopted)
        -       Dependent issues: Extra Staff, County Engineer, and Subdivision Review Board
Jan 1, 2021 – Sunset Date for Submitting Grandfathered Developments
May - July 2021 – First Review of the Regulation

There is also a presentation from a work session with the County Commission, a copy of which can be found here. This presentation outlines what changes have been made from the prior version presented to the County Commission back in August 2019, the proposed fee structure, and how there will be a way to apply online.

Along with the proposed subdivision regulations, MCPC staff have created a set of guidelines to help developers, surveyors, and other applicants better understand what is required by the regulations. The draft Subdivsion and Land Development Regulations Guidelines can be found here in PDF form.  This is not intended to be the final draft and are provided for informational purposes only. 

There is also an FAQ which may help answer some of the questions you may have. For further information beyond the above, please contact the County Planning Office at 304-284-7302 or email at planning@moncommission.com.



 PSA: WV's Region Six Planning and Development Council, which includes Mon Co, has completed the survey on Broadband Needs. They have issued a report on the survey.


Want to Learn More? Have additional questions? MCPC Staff is available for presentations (nights and weekends included) regarding who we are, what we do, and the components of planning in West Virginia and the USA.

Please note the presentation will need to be scheduled at least one week in advance.


If you want to stay up to date on all things MCPC, please like us on our Mon County Planning Commission Facebook Page. The Facebook Page includes updates on future meetings, video posting such as the ongoing "... Of Planning" series (History of Planning, Theories of Planning, and Laws of Planning already up), as well as other items. Check it out!


This is the official website of the Monongalia County Planning Commission and the Monongalia County Planning Office - the primary source of information on land use planning in Monongalia County. You will find information here ranging from land use planning initiatives and regulations to application forms and fee schedules.


We invite visitor's to submit questions, suggestions and comments by sending an email to planning@moncommission.com.


Monongalia County Planning Office
243 High Street, Room 026
Morgantown , WV 26505
Phone: 304-284-7302
Fax: 304-291-9573