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County Subdivision and Land Development Regulations Draft

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The public meetings as well as several other smaller meetings have been held regarding the proposed Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. Please see the FAQ section, Questions 18, 19, and 20 for more information on what changes to the ordinance have been made based on this feedback. 

The draft Subdivision and Land Development Regulations can be found here in PDF form. 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 . 

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.  The prior version can be found here in PDF form.As with the regulations, they are 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 304-291-9570 or via email at

There have been several other draft versions of subdivision regulations prepared for the county in 1968, 1978, 1994/1995, 2009/2010 and 2015. Of the ten most populous counties in West Virginia, Mon County is one of only three (Mercer and Cabell are the other two) which does not have any sort of land subdivision controls. Mon County is the only one of those three which is also experiencing high growth (10.6% growth between 2010-2018) versus Mercer (5% decrease of 2010-2018) and Cabell (3.2% decrease of 2010-2018) Counties with decreases.

These subdivision regulations will help with stormwater and infrastructure issues that have been happening within County Jurisdiction. These regulations will not be enforced within the municipal jurisdictions. Please note that of the muncipalities, Morgantown does have its own Subdivision Regulations (Part 13, Chapter 3).