Policy & Advocacy

West Virginia has gone through a lot of changes legislatively for Planning Practice :

  • 1931 -Zoning was first allowed via WV Code 8-5, which allowed for municipalities to regulate land use in accordance with a comprehensive plan.
  • 1959 - The 1931 zoning version was repealed in its entirety and replaced with a new WV Code 8-5 entitled “Urban and Rural Planning and Zoning” via SB 264.
  • 1969 - The 1959 Chapter 8, Article 5 was repealed and recodified in Chapter 8, Article 24, entitled “Zoning and Planning.
  • July 1, 1986 - WV 36B adopted to govern common interest communities (HOAs) created after this date if 12+ units.
  • April 28, 1989 - The State Building Code is first adopted.
  • April 12, 2004 - The 1969 Chapter 8, Article 24 was repealed and recodified in Chapter 8A.

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